Modern Law Practice

A Foundation to Help You Thrive

If you’re looking to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities that legal employers are seeking, the Modern Law Practice Certification Program is for you. This data-driven online learning program — delivered by experienced professors, lawyers, and thought leaders from across the legal profession — will give you what you need to succeed in today’s complex legal landscape. It fills the gaps in both legal education and professional development so that you can improve your employment outcomes and acquire expertise in business functions, which will improve the effectiveness of your work product and client relationships.

  • The curriculum is presented in a short and engaging lesson format that is easy to retain and implement.
  • Assessments confirm that the skills being taught are also learned, which is markedly different than online seminars, lunch-and-learns, or conference education tracks.
  • The curriculum was developed with detailed input and feedback from employers, enhancing employability value.
  • Upon passing the exams in all six courses, you will earn a certification which can easily be incorporated on your résumé and social media profiles.

Hear From the Modern Law Practice Community

Opening Doors

opening quoteI found the curriculum very rigorous, but I enjoyed it. Law school is heavy on theory. In contrast, MLP helps you understand the business aspects of law, and that’s so important for young lawyers who want to make it in this industry, which is changing rapidly.closing quote

Trezell Ragas
Southern University Law Center, 2021

A First-Generation Leg Up

opening quote[I] applied to the program because the traditional paths and networking weren’t available to us. We were looking for ways to make ourselves more marketable. [With the program,] there was a lot of great knowledge to be gained, all taught by experts. The content was very practical and directed toward accelerating our growth in the profession.closing quote

Elmer Thoreson
In-house Attorney

Your Modern Law Practice Instructors

Our experienced faculty members have the expertise to put you on a path to success in the world of law.

Kim Craig

Kim Craig

Senior Instructor

For more than 35 years, clients across the country have trusted Craig with their law firms, relying on her to spearhead innovation and Lean Design Thinking. Craig’s focus is on sparking continuous advances in how legal teams work for enhanced value, better outcomes, brand differentiation, and better client experiences. She says optimism, adaptability, and persistence are the traits that define her and her approach to her work.

Monica Goyal

Monica Goyal

Senior Instructor

An entrepreneur, lawyer, and innovator, Goyal applies her technological experience to her legal practice to provide accessible and affordable solutions for business owners. Her innovative platforms, such as My Legal Briefcase and Aluvion Law, use technology to create democratic legal solutions for businesses and individuals. Goyal is currently an adjunct professor at York University, where she teaches Legal Information Technology.

Bill Henderson

Bill Henderson

Cofounder and Senior Instructor

One of the most influential people in legal education, Henderson is a sought-after commentator on the changing legal marketplace, drawing upon more than a decade of research. His observations and research have been frequently quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, and other publications, and he has been named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal.

Frequently Asked Questions About Modern Law Practice

How do I access the Modern Law Practice Certification Program?

The Modern Law Practice Certification Program is part of Law School Success. You can purchase a subscription to Law School Success through your LawHub™ account. (To log in, use the same username and password that you use for your LSAC online account.)

Your subscription lasts for one year from the date of purchase. Once you subscribe to Law School Success, enrollment in Modern Law Practice Certification is complimentary.

Do I need to complete all six courses?

In order to receive the certification this program offers, you will need to complete all six courses.

Will earning MLP Certification help me land a job?

While earning an MLP Certification does not guarantee that you will land a job, students who have earned MLP Certification routinely report that having this certification provided them with an edge over others in the increasingly competitive job market.

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