Quinnipiac University

Law students kick off academic year with business-focused bootcamp

August 29, 2022

Students and sol professors sitting in ceremonial court room

Quinnipiac Law second-year students got off to a strong start in the intensive, day-long Business and Financial Concepts Workshop last week.

Working with a group of 17 lawyers from private practice, in-house counsel in corporations, and government, law students delved into the financial and business considerations and challenges that clients face.

Panel discussions and small breakout sessions throughout the day focused on 12 practice areas: business, commercial litigation, consumer bankruptcy, employment, family, entrepreneurship, health law, non-profit, personal injury, real estate, trust and estates, and white-collar crime.

“A lawyer’s job is to help clients solve problems," said Robert White, distinguished practitioner in residence/commercial law at Quinnipiac Law. “The students learned the business and financial context in which client’s problems arise. This skill should help them as they transition to being a lawyer.”

The workshop is the second component in the law school’s Bridge to Practice series, a trio of programs designed to build professional skill and agility, bringing law students together with practitioners in immersive on-campus sessions. The series also includes Gateway to Practice for 1L students and Transition to Practice for 3L and 4L students.

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