A new two-year residency program at Boston University School of Law promises to give students a competitive edge in the job market through its hands-on training through UnitedLex, a global provider of legal and cyber security services.
BU Law graduates will train in cutting-edge legal technologies, project management, and delivery processes to provide high-quality, efficient legal services to corporate legal departments and top law firms.
Participants will receive rigorous classroom instruction provided by senior attorneys, serve in a supervisory capacity for client engagements, and work directly with clients to deliver legal services in key emerging legal areas including: litigation management, e-discovery, cyber security, contract management, patent licensing, IP management and immigration law.
Residents will earn salaries and benefits equivalent to judicial clerkships.
Upon completion, some residents will remain on UnitedLex’s legal staff, and others can join in-house legal departments.
“We welcome the opportunity to work with UnitedLex to offer our graduates a new option for mastering emerging areas of legal practice and expanding career options,” said Maureen A. O’Rourke, BU Law dean. “Those who participate in the program will gain new skills and knowledge that will benefit them throughout their careers.”
Six other U.S. law schools have made similar partnerships: Emory University School of Law, the University of Miami School of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School, the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Vanderbilt Law School.