The Florida Bar
Vision 2016 Commission: - Legal Education Areas of Study
The Commission will look at the current impact, as well as the long-term challenges that the legal profession will face. This comprehensive study will provide the foundation to “prepare today’s lawyer for tomorrow’s practice.”
Legal Education Sub-Group Areas of Study
1. Breaking the Existing Formula for Becoming a Lawyer (e.g. how law schools teach; how
bar exam is given).
2. Restructuring the Curriculum (e.g. substantive, practical, experiential, innovative,
business of law, professionalism and character formation).
3. Shaping Education to Meet Market Needs and Needs of Consumers of Legal Services.
4. Interconnection of External Forces on Legal Education (e.g. bar exam, technology).
5. Competencies Needed for the Providing of Legal Services.
ABA Task Force Report
Problematic State of Legal Education
Law Firm Competency Models
Next Phase Pedagogy Reform for the Twenty First Century Legal Education: Delivering Competent Lawyers for a Consumer Driven Market
A Study of the Newly Licensed Lawyer
What Makes Lawyers Happy
Staff: John Berry
Debra Moss Curtis, Chair - Fort Lauderdale (2016)
Bradford D. Kaufman, Vice Chair - West Palm Beach (2016)
Ramón A. Abadin - Miami (2016)
R. Alexander Acosta - Miami (2016)
Emmett Lamar Battles - Tampa (2016)
Raoul G. Cantero III - Miami (2016)
Ross Mathew Goodman - Pensacola (2016)
Scott G. Hawkins - West Palm Beach (2016)
Susan R. Healy - Naples (2016)
Janeia Daniels Ingram - Tallahassee (2016)
Robert H. Jerry II - Gainesville (2016)
George F. Knox Jr. - Miami (2016)
Charles B. Morton Jr. - Lauderhill (2016)
Chidi Ogene, Jacksonville (2016)
Eugene K. Pettis - Ft. Lauderdale (2016)
Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz - Gulfport (2016)
Carl B. Schwait - Gainesville (2016)
Ashley Nona Sybesma - Fort Lauderdale (2016)
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