Tuesday, October 18, 2011

NY State Bar Says Change Bar

Book smart or street smart seems to be the name of the game when it comes to Bar association meetings. They, in response to firms, want law schools to train lawyers and not necessarily bots who can spit out information. Seems the pragmatics of practicing law aren't being taught well enough in schools.

That may be true, I mean after all I should know how to bill a client over lunch effectively so my firm can make more money.

Of course, all of this could happen assuming the bar changes, well, the bar exam. Can't have a 16 hour test on nothing and everything in particular yet simultaneously demand adjustments to curriculum.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2011/08/05/new-york-state-bar-prez-says-law-students-need-better-training/