Question of the Week

How Does the Practice of Law Need to Change in the Next Five Years?

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This week, we’re asking some of the most creative minds in the legal profession—who’ve been posting and chatting live during 24 Hours of Legal Rebels—this question: How does the practice of law need to change in the next five years?

Their answers are coming in 24 installments over Oct. 14 and 15. But why should our readers be limited to those points of view? We’d like you to take on the same question this week.

Answer in the comments below.

Click here and look for links to essays, Twitterviews and webcasts to go live at the hours (CT) specified. The last installment won’t wrap up until 8 p.m. on Oct. 15.

Read the answers to last week’s question: What Was Your Most Memorable Law School Class Session?

Featured Answer:

Posted by Margo Lynn: “It was Property class during the first semester. A lot of people skipped class on the day before and day of a Legal Writing assignment - a combination of procrastination and bad time management. I was one of maybe 20% of the students who made it to class this particular day. The professor went off in a tirade about how skipping class was disrespectful and showed a lack of seriousness about our education. It went on for some minutes, and ended with the professor telling us that he would use this time to work through one of the questions he was putting on that semester’s final exam. We were NOT to tell the students who had missed the class about the topic, as a reward for coming to class that day. All of us could be assured a good grade on that question, the professor said.

“I am sure that some people shared the information with their study groups. But I thought the teacher was correct - those who skipped class were being disrespectful to the professor, and shortchanging their educations.”

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