It’s a story from Australia but every single law school in the world should be reading this.
Full credit, with distinction, for Stephanie Quine and Lawyers Weekly for this the article below. Read it, but the crux of it is – law schools are even slower than law firms to catch up on the changes that have been happening in the delivery of legal services.
As I frequently remind colleagues and other close friends in the LPO industry, what we are seeing in our small (but big) area is only about 5% of the change that is happening in the legal profession. Stephanie’s article helps focus on what is probably another 5%. But what it is crucial in doing is emphasising and reminding us of why the legal profession has been having a hard time. In doing so, we all have to exercise patience and realise that the profession, in its broadest sense, will take time to work through these changes, one by one. No profession, body, firm or even individual can be expected react quickly to the deluge of challenges that has hit law.