A new report has shed light on what today’s law school students value, and what they’re missing in their legal education. Perhaps not surprisingly, they value work-life balance and mentoring programs; more surprisingly, a majority feel they are not being adequately educated in the practicalities of a legal practice.
Vancouver’s fSquared Marketing undertook a survey last fall of law students in universities across Canada. Last week it released the report, Law Student Survey 2018: The Mindset of the Millennial Law Student, which analyzed the responses of 234 respondents from 20 Canadian law schools.
“The part [of the survey results] that surprised me the most was, in this day and age, how little law students seem to feel prepared for the business of law,” Lynn Foley, CEO of fSquared Marketing, told Legal Feeds. “To see that 66 per cent of students felt they were not prepared at all was a little shocking.“