Legal educators plot the future of real-world learning
National Law Journal - 06/17/2014
Bill Henderson, a professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law–Bloomington, presented some preliminary findings from a study of Northeastern University School of Law’s decades-old co-op program. Under that model, each law student spends a full year working in four real-world legal settings to supplement two years of classroom education.
Interviews and surveys of Northeastern students and alumni suggest that the experience accelerates students’ professional development and gives them a much clearer idea of what kind of legal career they want to pursue.