Did you know about the Institute for the Future of Law Practice?

By Legal Skills Prof

Somehow I missed the initial press release for this back in February but better late than never, right? The Institute for the Future of Law Practice is a consortium of four law schools, at present, including U. Colorado. Northwestern, Indiana, and Osgoode Hall (Toronto) that, among other things, is offering a series of bootcamps this month and into the summer to rising 2L and 3L law students to better prepare them for the practice of law. Applications for this year's bootcamps have already closed.  But topics covered during the bootcamps will include basic accounting and business principles; professional communication and teamwork; exposure to core elements of mergers & acquisitions, litigation management, IP strategy, and high-volume commercial contracting; and basic principles of project management, process improvement, and data analytics. The curriculum is organized around modules with subjects like "introduction to in-house practice," "business fundamentals," and "practical legal skills."

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