Past President David Schraver devoted much of his presidency to legal education and preparing law students for a rapidly evolving profession at a time when recent graduates face uncertain job prospects and six-figure debts. It remains a top priority of the State Bar Association.
Presidential Summit on Legal Education
Watch the 2014 Presidential Summit on Legal Education
Presidential Summit focuses on legal education, rapidly changing profession, January/February 2014 State Bar News Article
2014 Presidential Summit Agenda: Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers: Can Lawyers, Employers, Regulators and Educators Come Together to Address Our Challenges?
Articles on Legal Education
Seeking quality, employers target skilled law grads, May/June 2014 State Bar News Article
The Cost of a Legal Education Today eye-opening to NYSBA Leaders, November/December 2013 State Bar News Article
Legal Education and the Future of the Profession, November/December 2013 State Bar News Article
President, committee redefining future, September/October 2013 State Bar News Article
The Future of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, September 2013 New York State Bar Association Journal (Members Only)
The State Bar continued its examination of the legal education system with a scholarly convocation held May 22 at Pace University. The convocation, co-sponsored by the State Bar and the New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law, is part of an initiative begun in June 2013 by Past President David M. Schraver to explore the myriad issues associated with educating the next generation of lawyers.