Practice Ready

The economic model of law firms has changed.

Firms that once hired students straight out of law school are now forced to reevaluate efficiencies. Training young lawyers takes time and costs money that is increasingly difficult to justify. As a result, firms are pleading with law schools to introduce practical training.

For years, Baylor has been ahead of the curve, training its students to practice law the moment they walk out the door. From the first minute of orientation—the language used, the expectations set—it is all about becoming a professional. Here, students learn to write contracts, do trademark applications, craft sales agreements, and negotiate on behalf of their client—just like in practice. So on day one of their first job, they not only find themselves significantly ahead of other graduates, they hit the ground running.