Four law schools participate in residency program with legal tech firm

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Four law schools are participating in a residency program that pairs graduates with legal process outsourcing firm UnitedLex Corp.

The law graduates earn $55,000 to $70,000 a year, depending on their city, during the residency program that lasts up to two years, report the National Law Journal, LegalTech News, TaxProf Blog and a press release. During that time they get hands-on training in areas such as litigation management, e-discovery, IP enforcement and cybersecurity.

The four law schools participating in the program are Emory University School of Law, the University of Miami School of Law, the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and Vanderbilt Law School.

About 100 law grads have joined the residency program since it began more than a year ago. UnitedLex CEO Dan Reed hopes to expand the number of residents to about 300 and to add law schools to the program, according to the National Law Journal.

The law schools will receive half the profit from clients generated through their alumni networks that can be used to fund scholarships. In addition, UnitedLex experts will teach third-year courses at the schools.

The National Law Journal spoke with Ohio State law grad Cassandra Groves, who has been participating in the residency program for 16 months. She manages a team of document reviewers in India, helps develop litigation strategy with law firm partners and clients, and makes sure her projects are completed on time and within budget guidelines.

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