About the Young Advocates Series

AuthorJohn Hollander
about the young advocates series
About the Young Advocates
   to bridge the gap between law school and
law practice? It used to be that experience in both trans-
actions and courtrooms taught junior lawyers everything
that law school missed. Today, the legal system has be-
come so complex that trials are few and far between, and
those that occur take weeks or months, not days. Trans-
actions are also far more complex than they once were. It
always seems that so much is at stake — all the time.
e result of all this complexity is that senior law-
yers do not delegate responsibility to their juniors. ey
delegate tasks, not les. As a result, the junior litigator or
transactions lawyer simply does not learn as much or as
well when playing a subordinate role.
Law schools teach legal analysis. Increasingly, they
have started to teach some students entry-level practi-
calities, from trial advocacy to negotiation to alternative
dispute resolution. ey teach for success in law school,
but not yet for success in practice. is may come in the
future, but law schools are a long way from accomplish-
ing that today.

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