Mapping Lawyer Competencies Onto the Law School Curriculum to Confirm that Graduates are Prepared for Law Practice

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Nelson P. Miller

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Date Written: June 30, 2011

Abstract

This article describes how to define lawyer competencies from a variety of professional, research, and institutional sources, in order to map them against a law school curriculum. The article explains how a table of lawyer competencies can help lawyers, law firms, and law schools ensure adequate professional preparation and development. It then tests popular myths and common premises regarding lawyer competencies. The article concludes from its study of lawyer competencies that legal education should continue its present reforms to further integrate and align instruction to practice competencies.

Keywords: curriculum, map, mapping, lawyer, competence, competency, legal, education

Suggested Citation

Miller, Nelson Pierce, Mapping Lawyer Competencies Onto the Law School Curriculum to Confirm that Graduates are Prepared for Law Practice (June 30, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2461037 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2461037

Nelson Pierce Miller (Contact Author)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ( email )

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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States

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