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Professor of Legal Practice Cecily Banks serves as Director of RWU Law's Corporate Counsel Clinical Externship Program.

A member of the RWU faculty since 2003, Professor Banks teaches classes in legal practice, contract drafting and business skills. Her students learn how to understand a...



Professor Cecily Banks's Archive for September 2016

Posted by Cecily Banks
09/16/2016 at 09:45 AM
A valuable business lawyer must know more than law; the lawyer must know how the law affects a client’s business performance and strategic objectives, at any given stage in the business’s trajectory. This axiom is at the heart of the latest charge to law schools: to teach business generally to law students who will represent business entities, either in the conference rooms or in the courtrooms.   As any trusted legal advisor and competent legal problem-solver knows, the value of legal advice depends entirely on a deep understanding of...