« on: October 09, 2006, 11:52:09 PM »
One thing that I think will distinguish the 'lawyer of the future' is the ability to use technology effectively. Undergraduate work has been great, but I'm tired of learning a bunch of theoretical stuff -- If I'm going to go into major debt, I want a school that is going to teach me more than the theory of law. I want one that is going to put an emphasis on using technology in the classroom -- and not just powerpoint presentations! Certainly these are things I can teach myself, but which schools are actually incorporating them into their curriculum?
I think it's important to learn about practice management programs, making presentations for trials, doing research, etc. This of course is not my MAIN concern for picking a school (I'm looking at schools with good international law programs, possibilities for joint MBA or LLM in international business law, 'good' location...), but it IS important to me that the schools be wired and the professors adept at bringing us into the way law is practiced this century.
Is anybody else making this a big part of their considerations of schools? Which ones have you decided have incorporated lots of technology into the classroom? Which ones have you struck completely off the list?