Bloomberg Law
Aug. 17, 2018, 10:01 AM

You’re a Lawyer, but Can You Run a Law Firm?

Gayle Cinquegrani
Gayle Cinquegrani

The legal-education model of reading countless cases is evolving as law schools add courses in marketing, technology, and problem-solving to equip students for today’s competitive legal climate.

“You have to be an entrepreneur. It’s not enough to be a lawyer,” L.A. attorney Sean Bigley told Bloomberg Law. “My law school gave me an outstanding legal education, but the actual mechanics of running a law firm was the missing piece of the puzzle.”

Law schools are starting to get the message. Some are providing formal business-of-law courses, others are concentrating on legal technology, and still others have programs to help students ...

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