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Friday, August 1, 2014

NY Times Debate: Should More Students Forego Law School and Apprentice to Become Lawyers?

NY Times Room for DebateNew York Times Room for Debate: Do-It-Yourself Lawyers:

Law school isn’t the only route to becoming a lawyer. In states that allow it, a tiny fraction of the tens of thousands of people who take state bar exams were trained as apprentices, with no other legal education. It’s a difficult approach, the bar exam failure rate is high, but the costs are low.

Should such a do-it-yourself approach, with the help of lawyers as mentors, be more widely used to avoid excessive debt and create different perspectives on the law?


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When will law professors realize that they can keep their barrier to entry if the barrier (cost!) were not so high.

Posted by: JM | Aug 1, 2014 1:34:35 PM


Posted by: Publius Novus | Aug 4, 2014 11:04:59 AM