Rethinking the Process of Lawyer Education (Part 2)

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My last column raised the issue of how new law school graduates can get the practical education that they need to be successful in "The Business of Law"®. One approach that I have written about is the "articling" process used in Canada, basically a form of apprenticeship. Upon graduation from law school, prospective Canadian lawyers begin professional training with the law society of the province in which the student wishes to practice. This includes a period of practical training under the supervision of a qualified member of the law society, whether with a law firm, legal department, court or government department. Students rotate through various assignments for a period of 12 to 18 months before taking the bar exam and entering practice, often (but not always) where they articled.

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