What You Didn’t Learn in Law School: Top Tips for New Lawyers

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Learning about the law is “very academic and esoteric,” says Ritu Banerjee, senior policy advisor with the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness in Ottawa. “You learn about all these wonderful reasons for cases but in the real world that’s not really how things operate. You have to be much more practical and commonsensical about the situations you encounter.”Law schools teach students how to think like lawyers and expose them to various areas of substantive law, but they can’t teach everything about putting the law into practice.

Behnam Rastegari‘s insight:

Learning about the law is “very academic and esoteric,” says Ritu Banerjee, senior policy advisor with the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness in Ottawa. “You learn about all these wonderful reasons for cases but in the real world that’s not really how things operate. You have to be much more practical and commonsensical about the situations you encounter.”

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