When taught in context, one-to-many law practice is relatively simple and intuitive.
Many of my colleagues in the NewLaw elite often laugh that there’s no such thing as legal project management or data analytics for lawyers. And I get their point. The application of decades-old disciplines to the practice of law does not change or transform the underlying discipline. Thus, better to learn the fundamentals from our allied professional peers rather than engage in the pretense that what we’re doing is something new or special.
That said, we’ve got a bigger challenge on our hands, one that’s rooted in the nature of adult education. Specifically, the farther someone gets from the foundational training they received to enter the workforce, the more resistant they become to any type of training that does not have immediate application to their job. Indeed, even 2Ls whine about course work and readings that don’t cleanly and clearly map onto their future career plans.
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