"Miller Canfield University" may sound tongue-in-cheek, but it is our name for a very extensive in-house education program. While law schools do a fine job of training legal minds, we have found that they also need to learn the practical aspects of practicing law. Many new lawyers arrive with unanswered questions like these:
- What do clients expect of me?
- What do principals expect of me?
- How do I effectively interact with my colleagues?
- What resources are available to support my practice?
- How do I truly master my chosen specialty?
- What are my ethical responsibilities?
- How do I balance my professional life and my personal life?
- How does our technology work?
- How can I become a principal in the firm?
- How can I become an effective leader?
- What are the basics of law firm economics?
Because even the brightest need help in these areas, we established MCU with five colleges devoted to education in the areas of (1) practice development, (2) technology, (3) substantive law, (4) practice management and economics and (5) personal development.
The faculty contains a mix of Miller Canfield lawyers and clients as well as professional educators who design courses specifically for MCU.