Thankfully, the world of education and training is changing. In this post, we share different ways to get into studying law.
There are more options than the usual traditional ones. If you had studying law in mind, there is a really good infographic below which outlines some of your options. Wonder if that is something I should have considered instead of teaching? You never know! See my post on why I left teaching.
The field of law is changing and evolving continuously. With technological advances and new trends in education emerging, the law school classrooms of today look very different from those of 25, 50 or 100 years ago. The infographic below provides an interesting insight into how education has progressed and what students can expect when they apply for a law program.
The way law students are educated today is different, and technology plays an increasingly influential role in modern teaching. One of the most significant developments is the introduction of placements and rotations that enable students to gain practical experience while studying. Schools use various models and approaches, from options similar to medical schools and pro bono work to bridge-to-practice programs. Pro bono work is particularly beneficial and it is recognized by the American Bar Association as a means for students to understand the responsibilities of a career in law, to develop professionalism, to expand their knowledge base and to enhance their employability.
In addition to combining experience with theoretical study, the curriculum has also evolved to cope with new challenges and provide skilled graduates in new job markets. Almost 90% of schools offer joint degree programs.
Historically, law is a field that has been relatively slow to adapt to changing times, but online learning has contributed to a shift towards faster evolution. Taking classes online affords students more flexibility and prepares law graduates for employment in the digital age. The rise of technology has also shaped the way students learn, with more and more people switching from traditional methods to virtual, interactive techniques.
Infographic Produced By USC