Q: I saw in an article that you have a project in which you suggest steps law schools can take to help their students find jobs and perform them well. That seems incredibly positive, with all the bad press about people choosing not to go to law school. Where can I read what you suggest?
A: Thanks for your interest in what I call the PREP Class project. I agree, there’s too much being written to discourage law school attendance, such as an article I saw on LinkedIn recently that said 17 out of 20 lawyers advise others against going to law school. In contrast, I have written articles this year about improving the relevance of law school learning in the Inns of Court Bencher, the ABA Law Practice Today webzine, and coming later this Fall, The Law Teacher publication of The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning.
The full PREP Class report, including the explanation of what the acronym stands for (and in an Appendix, another of my articles about ways entire law school communities can help make their students more practice-ready), is online on the website of Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers, as a Resource Article.
Let me know what you think or about other ideas you have via email to Kathy@underadvisement.com. Let’s make a difference for, not just discourage, future lawyers.