At the end of March, the Berkman Center celebrated the release of Gene Koo’s study on the relation between the development of legal education and the technology required for modern-day practice, entitled: New Skills, New Learning: Legal Education and the Promise of Technology.
This week at the Berkman Center, Gene presented his findings during the weekly Luncheon Series and sought to identify concrete steps that can be taken to help students transition to successful legal careers.
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Gene specifically cited both the recent Carnegie study and the extensive MacCrate Report as additional resources for determining the most effective steps for the future. During the lunch, questions raised were primarily in regards to how best to instill values important to the practice of law, how to incorporate the technology without diminishing interpersonal skills, and why this need is specific to the law school education as opposed to other professional level education.