COVID-19: How Law Schools are Adapting

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Jayne Schreiber, assistant dean of career planning, shared how Fordham Law is adapting to help students and graduates find work during the pandemic with The National Jurist.

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted legal education like nothing else before. It presented a host of challenges, affecting everything from class formats to post-graduate employment. But while the future job market is still unknown, legal educators say most schools have adapted and should offer good, challenging, educational experiences.

Fordham University School of Law in New York turns to its alumni to help finding job openings.

“We truly have what we call The Network Effect,” said Jayne Schreiber, assistant dean of career planning at Fordham.“Our alumni, numbering over 21,000 and working in over 80 countries around the globe, really care about our students and want to do everything they can to assist them as they head into the marketplace.”

In addition, students can gain practical experience in one of Fordham’s many centers or clinics, she said.

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