I stumbled across this post by Marc Luber yesterday that I thought I would share.
Marc identifies five different things that are not taught in law school:
- How to be a Lawyer
- Career Planning
- Legal Career Paths
- Alternative Careers for Lawyers
- How to Sell your Legal Skills to Employers
It was 10 years ago that I entered my first year of law school. All five of the items mentioned by Marc were as true in 2003 as they are in 2013. With law school enrolment numbers up, and articling placements becoming increasingly difficult to obtain, it still boggles my mind that law schools do not address items 2 - 5 in a more substantive way.