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Are law schools teaching us the wrong lessons?


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As a law student, you're thrown into a cut-throat competition from day one. The goal is simple: Get the best grades and unlock the best opportunities.


Law schools often employ a rigorous and often unforgiving admissions process that is based on grades, test scores, and other competitive measures. It's a me-me-first mentality that rewards selfish behavior. But what happens when you enter the working world?


Suddenly, collaboration is king. You need to build alliances, sell your services, and make connections. The world doesn't revolve around your accomplishments anymore; it's about working together to achieve a common goal.


So why do law schools push us to compete so fiercely? It's simple: It helps them maintain the power dynamic, reinforcing the idea that only the best and brightest are truly capable of unlocking the secrets of the law.


But it also creates an environment that is not conducive to learning and growth. Students may become overly focused on grades and test scores, losing sight of the bigger picture and failing to develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are essential in the legal profession.


Imagine a world where law schools and legal institutions fostered collaboration instead of competition. Where the focus would be on finding innovative solutions to complex legal problems rather than just reciting old case law.



The world would be a better place for it.



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