Why Law Schools Are Failing Attorneys and The Legal Industry

Law schools are failing the 43,600 attorneys who graduate from them year after year...

A bold statement? Not really from my perspective.

I was watching the video interview of Rex Gradeless on his Social Media Law Student blog the other day.

If you don’t know Rex I first found him on Twitter.

Rex has, according to Lextweet.com, the largest number of followers on twitter of anyone in the legal industry. At last count he was well over 63,000 followers (@Rex7).

I was very impressed with this and so I started following him some months back just to see how a law student was using social media to build a loyal following. In the video interview he mentions just graduating law school and taking the bar exam (I hope you pass Rex).

I was inspired to write this post partially by his situation and also a discussion on LinkedIn under the Legal Marketing group. I'm sure more than a few law schools will not like this post, but then again, as those of you who know me understand that being liked by everyone has never been a very strong motivator for me.

I truly believe law schools are failing most of the attorneys who depend on them to show them how to be a successful attorney.

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