Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Legal technology services provider UnitedLex has established a legal residency program with Boston University, joining pre-existing programs with Emory, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, USC, and Vanderbilt law schools:
The The two-year program will train recent Boston University School of Law graduates in cutting-edge legal technologies, project management, and delivery processes to provide high-quality, efficient legal services to corporate legal departments and top law firms. Those selected for the residency program each year will receive rigorous classroom instruction provided by senior attorneys, serve in a supervisory capacity for client engagements, and work directly with clients to deliver legal services in key emerging legal areas including: litigation management, e-discovery, cyber security, contract management, patent licensing, IP management, and immigration law. Residents will earn salaries and benefits equivalent to judicial clerkships.
Upon completion of the residency, some residents will remain on UnitedLex’s permanent legal staff in supervisory roles. Others will join in-house legal departments, law firms, and service providers who have an acute need for experienced attorneys trained in the contemporarily relevant areas the residency program focuses on. The residency experience will give participants a competitive edge in the rapidly changing legal marketplace, providing coveted contemporary skills with traditional law school doctrinal learning.