Law schools offer courses on in-house practice in response to market changes

May 24, 2012 Law schools are responding to the changes in the legal service industry and job market by offering formal courses instructing students for practice as in-house lawyers. In Washington DC, both Georgetown Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law have started offering specialist courses on the subject, and there are courses in develoment at American University’s Washington College of Law and George Washington University Law School.

“The legal job market has been impacted in a very significant way,” said Veryl Miles, dean of Catholic University’s law school. “Many business enterprises have decreased their reliance on outside counsel for legal services and brought more of their legal needs in-house, resulting in more opportunities in this area of practice. Educating students for the unique aspects of this practice will give them a leg up in this job market.”

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