Law students study as “virtual apprentices”
The medieval educational model of apprenticeship, where students learn practical skills directly from craftsmen, has undergone many modern face lifts. The latest example is a website for J.D. students called LawMeets, which teaches lawyering skills via “virtual apprenticeships.”
“Most law schools today are geared toward giving you trial experience,” says Peter Tsoflias, a 3L at Widener University School of Law in Delaware. “In actuality, most students are going to be doing transactional work, and most students’ résumés are devoid of any indication to an employer that they have any experience with respect to transactional law.”
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