099: What Law Schools Should Be Teaching, and Aren't (with Mark Cohen)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Mark Cohen, founder and CEO of Legal Mosaic, about what law schools should be teaching but aren't. Mark’s experience in the legal industry is vast and varied, and, in this podcast, he offers his unique perspective on the current state of the legal profession, as well as what may lie ahead in the future. In light of these changing circumstances, what should you demand from your legal education that you’re not getting? In this episode, we discuss: Legal process outsourcing (LPO) and technology, and how they’re changing the delivery of legal services The distinction between legal services and legal products The weakening dominance of big law firms and the emergence of ancillary career options for new lawyers What they’re not teaching you in law school that’s vital for success as a lawyer The disconnect between doctrinal law and meaningful, practical experience The need for project management skills and collaboration in a legal practice Skills and qualities that could set you apart as a new lawyer What does the lawyer of the future look like? Resources: Legal Mosaic (http://www.legalmosaic.com/) Mark Cohen on Forbes (https://www.forbes.com/sites/markcohen1/#418f7aa728f7) Mark Cohen on Twitter (https://twitter.com/legalmosaic) Podcast Episode 86: Resources for Aspiring Entrepreneurs (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-86-resources-aspiring-entrepreneurs/) The Real Secret to Getting Clients for Your Online Practice (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-real-secret-to-getting-clients-for-your-online-practice/) Podcast Episode 81: Building Emotional Intelligence (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-81-emotional-intelligence-lawyers/) Podcast Episode 71: Soft Skills You Need to Develop to be a Successful Attorney (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-71-soft-skills-you-need-to-develop-to-be-a-successful-attorney/) Podcast Episode 5: Maintaining Authenticity in the Legal Profession (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-5-maintaining-authenticity-legal-profession/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Episode-99-What-Law-Schools-Arent-Teaching-but-Should-Be-with-Mark-Cohen-of-Legal-Mosaic.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes  (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) (or your listening platform of choice). And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee

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