Partner Arthur Kaufman teaches business course to law students, <i>New York Law Journal</i>,

Partner Arthur Kaufman teaches business course to law students, New York Law Journal, "Law Schools Steal a Page from Business Schools"

An article in the April 28th New York Law Journal entitled "Law Schools Steal a Page from Business Schools" asks the question: "If the law is becoming more of a business, should law schools become more like business schools? At many top campuses, the question is no longer purely academic....Many law schools...have responded to perceived changes in the marketplace and set a goal of training lawyers who better understand the world of business and can more easily put themselves in the shoes of clients. To further that end, law schools are turning to business schools for inspiration....Columbia Law School Vice Dean Richard Briffault said his school is giving increased attention to classes that 'show the interplay between law and business.' Mr. Briffault pointed to Columbia's 'Deals' class, in which small groups of students take a case-study approach to actual corporate transactions, often assisted by the lawyers handling the deals. He said the class...has been so popular that the school will offer five sections next year." Partner Arthur Kaufman teaches sections in this program and is responsible for much of its success and expansion.

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