The Chávez Law Group is pleased to be a part of a new educational law school program that will team with private law schools. the Chávez Law Group, The Cochran Firm, PC, Jacoby & Meyers, LLC and The National Trial Lawyers legal association, in collaboration with Charlotte School of Law and Arizona Summit Law School, will provide new educational and internship opportunities to law school students beginning with the 2014 fall semester.
Second and third year law students at participating schools will be able to take part in The Entrepreneurial Practice Portal – Digital Tools and Skills for the 21st Century Lawyer, where students will work with law firms to create digital legal content for the firms and related legal associations. During the 2015 spring semester, Florida Coastal School of Law and the Kennedy Law Firm will join in this educational venture.
According to Jay Conison, Dean of Charlotte School of Law, “The Entrepreneurial Practice Portal program is designed to give law students valuable experience researching and writing articles on practical legal topics for website, blog and social media use for the participating law firms. At the same time, the program will give our students a competitive edge in the application of social media platforms in law practice.”
“The partnership between the law schools and law firms provides a great opportunity for our students to gain practical experience and build upon what they have learned in the classroom. The program will give our students real time exposure to the legal profession and allow them to develop legal skills that will benefit them throughout their career.” said Scott Thompson, Arizona Summit Law School President.
In the five-semester Entrepreneurial Practice Portal program, attorneys, journalists and marketing professionals will advise students and oversee their work. Initially, students will work an expected 10-20 hours per week in digital platforms, including website and blog content and social media posts. In addition to digital journalism assignments, students will have the opportunity to work with future video production of legal newscasts which will be posted on websites of participating law firms and legal associations. Senior-level students will also take part in legal research projects.
Andrew Findley, Jacoby & Meyers
Phone: (334) 944-2501; firstname.lastname@example.org
Libby Planz, The Cochran Firm
Phone: (334) 944-1109; email@example.com
Nicole DeLeon, Arizona Summit Law School
Phone: (602) 682-6822; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dallas Bragg, Charlotte School of Law
Phone: (704) 808-8044; email@example.com