“Et Tu Elle Woods?” - Advice to Future Law Students

Originally from LegalBusinessWorld.com by Sammie Elefant

“What a legal education should be about is learning to become a problem-solver, to accumulate the delta model skills that will allow you to survive and adapt – like Jack Dawson might have if Rose had scooched. It will be a monumental disservice to not expose yourself to the part of law school that teaches law students how to collaborate, communicate, and empathize with their clients and business counterparts.“

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Alyson Carrel
Delta Competency Model Sees Entrepreneurial Mindset & Adaptability as Top Lawyer Skills

Originally from Thomson Reuters’ Legal Executive Institute

The legal education and professional development markets remain largely behind the times for providing the skills, training, and competencies required for lawyers to be successful in the 21st century, especially amid a legal market that continues to undergo tremendous change. Fortunately, however, more and more legal institutions are talking about this skills gap and investing in more opportunities to offer access to these skills.

In a new white paper, Adapting for 21st Century Success: The Delta Lawyer Competency Model, by Natalie Runyon, Director of Enterprise Content Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute, and Alyson Carrel, Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Assistant Director for the Center on Negotiation and Mediation at the Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University, we examine the Delta Model and what it shows about 21st century skill competencies for lawyers.

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Alyson Carrel
Legal Intelligence Through Artificial Intelligence Requires Emotional Intelligence: A New Competency Model for the 21st Century Legal Professional

Originally from Georgia State Law Review, by Alyson Carrel

35 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 1153 (2019)

The nature of legal services is drastically changing given the rise in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Legal education and training models are beginning to recognize the need to incorporate skill building in data and technology platforms, but they have lost sight of a core competency for lawyers: problem-solving and decision-making skills to counsel clients on how best to meet their desired goals and needs.

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Alyson Carrel
A Sandbox for Legal Education

Originally from https://www.altjd.org/, by Cat Moon

“My proposal is simple: we need a new flavor of legal education with a curriculum designed to teach these competencies. This must happen in the immediate future, and it must be a path to both a legal practice (as a licensed lawyer) as well as positions that do not necessarily require bar passage and licensure, such as legal operations engineer, legal designer, legal process architect, and many more positions that will be needed and do not yet exist.” More

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Alyson Carrel
What Does the Rise of Innovation and Technology Mean for My Career?

Originally from https://www.lawpracticetoday.org/, by Amanda Brown

No matter if you’re looking to evolve your current practice or if you’re more motivated to explore newer opportunities, you’ll need to cultivate a select set of skills to make that change. The Delta Model of Lawyer Competence introduced by a powerhouse group of women legal innovators (Natalie Runyon, Alyson Carrel, and Shellie Reid) is an excellent summary of those skills.” More…

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As Opportunities Expand, Are Law Students Ready?

Originally from https://www.altjd.org, by Cat Moon

The Delta Model identifies the range of competencies that appear in this job description—a range much broader than what is offered by a traditional legal education (which happens to be the only flavor available). While the company that drafted this description has no knowledge of the model, this is not happenstance. The world is moving rapidly in the direction of requiring these competencies.” More

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Alyson Carrel
New Skill-Enhancing Models to become Tomorrow's Lawyer in 2019

Originally from https://www.canadianlawyermag.com, by Fernando Garcia

"And yet, the model is also still evolving. On such evolution is the Dynamic Delta Model. This adaptation recognizes that not all legal roles are created equal. For example, a more senior lawyer may focus more on building and maintaining client relationships, so their Personal Effectiveness Skills will be more pronounced than a more recent call to the bar that may be more heavily weighted toward the legal knowledge and skills.” More

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Alyson Carrel