Future of the Profession Initiative Student Information Session

42128589412 With the world changing all around us, there has never been a more exciting time to enter the legal profession. Penn Law’s new Future of the Profession Initiative (“FPI”) focuses on the dynamic legal landscape, prepares students to lead through an era of transformation in legal culture, and develops thought leadership and projects that aim to improve the profession and civil legal systems. FPI considers how to respond to the following challenges and opportunities: At least one party is self-represented in around 80% of civil legal matters. Lawyers designed legal systems, processes, forms, and language for lawyers to use with virtually no input from clients or most people and small businesses that need legal help. Historically, Law has been one of the least diverse professions. Emerging and accelerating technology could reshape how lawyers deliver services and expand access to justice. A growing lawyer well-being movement aims to support lawyers in expressing their full humanity, including balancing family and other interests. Human-centered design offers lawyers a new framework for “thinking like a client” and developing innovative ways to help clients and self-represented litigants. Penn Law’s interdisciplinary approach allows FPI to learn from other industries that have transformed the services they provide, including health care, business, engineering, and education. FPI wants to partner with Penn Law students to strengthen its work, shape new projects, develop events and programs, and cultivate a community of creative lawyers who will reshape the profession’s future. Enjoy a tasty lunch and learn how...