As many attorneys seek alternative roles in business and legal-adjacent careers, law schools have responded by implementing courses and programs that provide their students with business-related skills that can be used in both a law firm or legal department setting—not to mention anywhere else in the corporate world.
As part of its Law School Innovation Program, Bloomberg Law is highlighting several law schools that are setting the pace when it comes to teaching business skills in a legal education setting.
Bloomberg Law’s 2022 Law School Preparedness Survey data supports the idea that there is a need for attorneys to learn more business skills prior to entering the workforce. Practicing attorney respondents reported that they wish they would have learned about common business-related skills before they started practicing.
These results can be seen as a call for law schools to teach business—and…