Thursday, February 15, 2018
Bill Henderson (Indiana), The Institute for the Future of Law Practice:
I am pleased to introduce readers to the Institute for the Future of Law Practice (IFLP), a new nonprofit collaboration between law schools, law firms, corporate legal departments. ...
IFLP (“i-flip”) will be hosting training bootcamps in May 2018 in Chicago (at Northwestern Law) and Boulder (at Colorado Law). The bootcamps are designed to prep law students for sophisticated legal and business work settings. Each student admitted to the program is paired with a legal employer for either a 10-week summer internship or a 7-month field placement. All internships and field placements are paid. The IFLP program currently includes four law schools — Northwestern, Colorado, Indiana, and Osgoode Hall (Toronto) — though the plan is to build an infrastructure that will support and serve a significantly larger number of law students, law schools, and legal employers. ...
For law schools and law faculty, we encourage you to visit the programs in Boulder and Chicago. We value your input and are willing to share what we are learning. With success, we will be able to expand to include more member schools. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us at this link.
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