Business Education for Lawyers Program Info Sessions on 4/22 and 4/24
Program Being Offered to BU Law Students this Summer
BU Law has negotiated an agreement* with The Fullbridge Program in Cambridge, MA to offer its intensive 3-week business education program for lawyers this summer to current BU Law students at a significantly reduced rate. This pilot program will be held August 11-29 at BU Law.
To learn more, please attend an information session with Fullbridge representatives in Room 1420 on Tuesday, April 22 at 4 pm or Thursday, April 24 at 1 pm. They will be providing free pizza from T. Anthony’s! You can register for the Business Fundamentals for Lawyers program on the Fullbridge web site at https://fullbridge.com/programs/bulaw/. The registration deadline is Friday, May 16, 2014.
The Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Program teaches core business competencies in finance, business analysis, marketing and innovation, while fostering students’ personal leadership and professional communication skills. This training is designed to enhance each participant’s ability to succeed in a law firm or indeed in any organization.
Fullbridge partners with premier law firms, including Skadden, Orrick, Goodwin Procter, and Morrison Foerster, to help new lawyers see their legal work through the eyes of their clients. Students receive 1:1 personalized coaching on business competencies and professional behaviors from experienced business professionals. BU Law has consulted with law firm partners and examined the Fullbridge program for itself, all of which has given us good reason to believe that the program offers useful training that is worth the investment.
The program, which will run Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm, is open to current 1L, 2L and 3L students. The registration fee is $2,100 for the first 15 BU Law students who enroll, and $4,200 thereafter. These rates are specially negotiated for BU Law students to participate in this pilot program. Indeed, the $2,100 rate is a fraction of what this sort of training costs in a commercial setting and the Fullbridge program at BU Law will offer it only to the first 15 registrants. We encourage those of you who have secured postgraduate employment to ask your employers whether they would view this training as valuable and indeed whether they would be prepared to pay for your participation as a matter of professional development.
*Pending University approval