Because getting an entry level law position is extraordinarily competitive nowadays, Michigan State Law school is rethinking how they prepare their students for the real world according to the NYT.
- They are teaching their students to leverage big data “software and services that sift through thousands of cases to help predict whether a client’s case might be successful or what arguments could be most effective. They introduce their students to programs that search through mountains of depositions and filings, automating tasks like the dreary “document review” that was once the baptism of fire and boredom for young associates.”
- The are start up competitions such as “The Entrepreneurial Lawyering Startup Competition”
The focus is to make lawyers who can are ready to start their own firms out of law school because there are not enough jobs for everyone.
The best lawyers will not only know how to make the best argument but they will also when to make them.