Date/Time: Sunday, July 16, 2017: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Coordinator/Speaker: Susan Catterall
Speakers: Kathleen Agno, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Matthew Morrison, Cornell University Law Library
Tracks: Library Management; Teaching
Law schools have long focused on a case method approach to analysis and have minimized the importance of the practical skills of business development, client retention, and critical decision-making with regard to the business of law. Traditionally, it has been the role of law firms to provide instruction on these topics. It is becoming essential that graduates hone their business analysis skills and comprehend the greater landscape into which those skills will be deployed. Academic and firm librarians share the common goal of preparing students to practice, and competitive intelligence (CI) skills are the new practice-ready skills.