Picture this: there are 200 applicants for one position in the legal world. If you think those odds only apply to getting into top-tier law schools, think again. They also apply to some positions in education law, says Mike Smith, campus counsel at the University of California, Berkeley.
In light of the economic downturn, technological advancements, and the many resulting legal issues regarding privacy, financial regulation, intellectual property, the outsourcing of legal work for a lower cost, and the manner in which business is conducted in an increasingly global marketplace, the world appears to be changing, seemingly, by the nanosecond. Law, legal education and the legal profession have oft been criticized for being unable to keep pace with these changes.
Your investment in a legal education represents a substantial amount of time, money, and effort. But even though classes and exams may have far more immediacy, they are in fact only a preparation for your future.