Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of legal education was under immense pressure to better prepare young law school students for the reality of the legal profession in today’s tech-enabled marketplace.
With the crisis forcing schools to teach the law remotely, this pressure is even more pronounced.
In a new podcast on the Thomson Reuters Institute Market Insights channel, legal education expert Bill Henderson, talks to Natalie Runyon of Thomson Reuters, about where legal education is heading in the future and why scalability will become such an important issue.
You can listen to the full podcast with Bill Henderson here.
Henderson is Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law where he holds the Stephen F. Burns Chair on the Legal Profession. He is also a member of the leadership team of the Institute for the Future of Law Practice (IFLP) and editor of Legal Evolution.
In the podcast, Henderson shares his thoughts on the direction of legal education and why it is important now during this time of crisis. He also discusses the collaboration required to bring needed transformation to legal education, similar to other movements within the legal market that happened a century ago.
Henderson also describes the opportunity that scalable legal education presents to re-shape the legal market and improve access to justice for all citizens in the United States.