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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Should Law Schools Adopt a 4-Day Work Week?

The University of Montana is considering a four-day week for classes and work schedules to save $450,000 annually, mostly on utility cost reductions.  Classes would meet Tuesday through Friday, with class times increased to 90 minutes, and more classes held at 8 a.m.

A four-day week would require 16-week semesters (rather than the customary 13- or 14-week semesters) in order to comply with ABA Accreditation Standard 304(a):  "A law school shall have an academic year of not fewer than 130 days on which classes are regularly scheduled in the law school."

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We don't have one now?

Posted by: mike livingston | Jan 27, 2010 9:58:04 AM