Using Competitive Intelligence Instruction to Develop Practice-Ready Legal Professionals

Lemmer, Catherine A. "Using Competitive Intelligence Instruction to Develop Practice-Ready Legal Professionals," 34(4) Legal Reference Services Quarterly 268-292 (2015) DOI: 10.1080/0270319X.2015.1102024

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-11

25 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2016 Last revised: 4 Apr 2016

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Catherine A. Lemmer

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: December 14, 2015

Abstract

Competitive intelligence is the identification and use of internal and external information to inform business decisions. Integrating competitive intelligence instruction into the law school curriculum is another option to use when preparing “practice-ready” legal professionals. First, it broadens the curriculum experience beyond the courtroom with its introduction of basic corporate, regulatory, and transactional documents, and second, introduces students to the critical decision-making and business-development skills lawyers use to identify, investigate, and develop business leads necessary for a financially viable legal practice.

Keywords: competitive intelligence, law school curriculum, instruction, legal research, practice-ready

Suggested Citation

Lemmer, Catherine A., Using Competitive Intelligence Instruction to Develop Practice-Ready Legal Professionals (December 14, 2015). Lemmer, Catherine A. "Using Competitive Intelligence Instruction to Develop Practice-Ready Legal Professionals," 34(4) Legal Reference Services Quarterly 268-292 (2015) DOI: 10.1080/0270319X.2015.1102024 ; Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2737468

Catherine A. Lemmer (Contact Author)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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