It has fallen upon the contemporary global community to work together to understand climate change, to address climate change, and to mitigate its consequences… And one of the most powerful tools we have is the law.
The business model of the traditional law firm is under threat by new, technology-driven market entrants. Some lawyers and law practices will become less useful, relevant and profitable because of these changes. Others will leverage technology to find new and creative ways to deliver legal services and deliver value, delight their clients and gain a competitive advantage.
The hero always prevails, and by the end of the journey, after all their struggles, they have been transformed into a different person, a better person, who finally returns home – sometimes metaphorically, sometimes literally – having achieved their mission and committed to using their newfound skills and gifts to help others and heal the community… And make no mistake, the world needs heroic lawyers right now.
Law students are likely experiencing many challenges at the moment. They or their loved ones might be suffering from COVID19 or they might be in a high-risk demographic or location. They may be recently unemployed or stranded far from support networks. They may have new responsibilities as they care for or home school family members… Naturally, I am wondering what I can do to assist my students during my next teaching semester.