Law Schools Fund Firms to Train Recent Graduates

Article covering the trend of legal incubator programs.

News Story (California)

Sudhin Thanawala
Associated Press (AP)
June 14, 2015
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Tags: Law Schools, Legal Incubators

Organizations mentioned/involved: Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal)


A tight job market for new lawyers and a push to make legal representation more affordable have prompted law schools in California and other states to fund startup law firms.

About two dozen so-called legal incubators or fellowship programs have cropped up nationwide in recent years to teach a few select law graduates the basics of legal practice and expand services to people who otherwise couldn’t afford a lawyer. And more schools are set to jump into the mix.

Many of the programs help graduates set up solo practices.