University of Pittsburgh

Dean Carter Offers Strategy for Preparing Pitt Law Students to Face Challenging Legal Market

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February 18, 2013

Pitt Law Dean and Professor William Carter believes a number of factors have contributed to an overall drop in applications to law schools in recent years—among them, a down economy for hiring new graduates, negative press about the state of legal education, and widespread worries about growing student debt. He noted ways in which Pitt Law is attempting to give students more exposure to practical legal skills, such as through clinics and new programs.

“We're training students to develop analytical and reasoning skills,” he said. “The question becomes as the market is changing: How do we best position students for the opportunities that are out there? We cannot create jobs, but we can position students best for the jobs that are there."

Read the entire article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette here.

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