Professor Michael Lewis
Employers want lawyers that are ready to practice. The days in which firms were willing to provide on the job training for young lawyers is gone and law schools need to adapt the way they teach and prepare students for this new reality. ONU has been at the cutting edge of this trend for years. While Washington & Lee has received a great deal of national attention for the experiential learning they have begun to provide in their third year, ONU has been doing that for years. From our first year curriculum in which students are exposed to real world problems and work like situations to the requirement that students complete 10 credits of skills courses and the availability of numerous clinical opportunities ONU has been providing an education that prepares lawyers for practice far longer than almost any law school in the country.