Thursday, March 5, 2009
One of my favorite lines in Animal House is when John Belushi's Bluto Blutarsky is told that he and his frat brothers are going to be kicked out of Faber College, he says "Seven years of college down the drain!" Arizona State yesterday announced a new flex-time option giving students the opportunity to earn a J.D. in seven years:
To sign up for the College of Law's flexible schedule, students will follow the regular application process, then after admission, elect to take a reduced course load. The normal course load is four or five courses each semester. A reduced course load could mean two or three courses. Students would have two years to finish the normal first-year curriculum, and would have a total of seven years to complete the J.D. The flexible-schedule program is not a separate part-time program, and students would take courses with full-time J.D. candidates and from the same professors.