Paul L. Caron

Friday, August 23, 2013

President Obama: Law School Should be Two Years

President Obama today:

This is probably controversial to say, but what the heck. I’m in my second term, so I can say it. I believe for example that law schools would probably be wise to think about being two years instead of three years. Because by the third year- In the first two years, young people are learning in the classroom. In the third year, they’d be better off clerking or practicing in a firm, even if they weren’t getting paid that much. But that step alone would reduce the cost for the student. Now, the question is, can law students- Can law schools maintain quality and keep good professors and sustain themselves without that third year. My suspicion is that if they thought creatively about it, they probably could.

UpdateMore on President Obama's Support for a Two-Year J.D.

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President Obama can't pass any legislation and appears to be looking for things to talk about.

Posted by: michael livingston | Aug 24, 2013 3:56:02 AM

So they could be unemployed after two years instead of three?

Doesn't solve the problem.

Posted by: save_the_rustbelt | Aug 23, 2013 5:03:21 PM