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June 23, 2008

Interesting legal links of the day:

Northwestern announces law school degree in two years

The ‘Perp Walk’ Debate: Prejudicial or Legit – ever wonder why a suspect does a “perp walk”? 

To the Trenches: The Tort War Is Raging On – the new reason people will say bad things about us “greedy” lawyers at your next family bbq. 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. John E. permalink
    June 26, 2008 6:52 pm

    I’m torn on whether or not law school should be shortened to two years. While the third year can be boring (particularly for those who have secured employment and are just waiting to take the bar), there is something to be said about another year of legal development. Sure, you’re taking the same number of classes in that 2+ years as you would in 3 years, but I think having that extra year in time helps some folks develop and mature (not too dissimilar from age minimum or college minimum year requirements before eligibility in certain professional sports). Maybe a compromise could be that they can go through law school in 2+ years and start working, but they shouldn’t be eligible to take the bar until 3 years after they have started law school.

  2. Abbie permalink
    June 30, 2008 1:36 am

    I like the idea of some sort of apprenticeship. I think it all comes together when you see it in action.

    Law school is stressful enough over three years. It will be interesting to see what happens with the same amount of coursework is crammed into two.

  3. July 3, 2008 10:42 pm

    Two years would certainly reduce the financial burdens.

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