Hamline Law Dean Donald M. Lewis was quoted in an article in the Star Tribune earlier this week. The article explains that law firms are investing in training programs to help turn young associates into experienced litigators.
Dean Lewis explained that law schools are trying to expand their hands-on training to make students more marketable after graduation.
"We have the students for three years," Lewis said. "A large majority of time, especially in the first year, is spent on content and theory. It's not until the second and third year that we can give them practical experience."
Star Tribune: Law firms push to get young associates up to speed