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CUNY Incubator Program to Help New Law Grads Go Solo Is Now a Model for Other Schools

Posted Sep 6, 2011 6:03 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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When the City University of New York School of Law established an incubator program in 2007 to help new law graduates establish themselves as solo practitioners, it was reportedly the first in the country to do so.

But now others are following suit. Already, the University of Maryland School of Law and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law have similar programs in place, reports the National Law Journal.

And interest has also been expressed by Georgia State University College of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law and the University of Dayton School of Law. Meanwhile, Charlotte School of Law plans to have its program in place by next summer.

At CUNY, selected law grads get low-cost office space, staff support and mentoring to help them establish a small practice. Working in the same office environment with other recent grads also pursuing the same career path helps avoid isolation and loneliness, the article notes.

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