Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Big changes in store for law schools?

The American Bar Association has appointed a task force on the future of legal education and much of the conversation is focusing on some pretty big changes.  Things like cutting the length of the degree from three years two, making law degrees an undergraduate degree option, and changing the mix of faculty to more practitioners and fewer academics. 

ABA can only make recommendations, as law schools are regulated by the state courts.  In a time when many law school graduates have had difficulty getting positions as practicing attorneys, it will be fascinating to see how this all plays out. 

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