Doctoroff Business Leadership Program Discussed in FT Innovative Law Schools Issue

Firms Clamour for Law Graduates with Practitioner Skills
Adam Palin
Financial Times
November 10, 2013

Take a stand: ‘There is a huge need for deeply skilled lawyers who can innovate’

If you thought that law schools would be immune from the impact of the economic downturn, think again.

As the legal profession scraps for work among increasingly demanding clients who want to hire experienced lawyers, law firms want to recruit graduates who are already fully equipped for practice.

“Many law schools are under pressure by firms for their graduates to deliver value on day one,” says Michael Schill, dean of the University of Chicago Law School.

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