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Wednesday, January 04, 2021

Looks like last summer’s idea of eliminating the third year of law school is gaining steam: A study from the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research concludes that the first two years are where the meat is.

Among the survey’s chapters: The First Year: “They Scare You to Death”; The Second Year: “They Work You to Death”; The Last Year: “They Bore You to Death.”

By keeping your eyes on the prize, you can tolerate being scared and worked into submission. But bored? Pass on that.

When I first commented on this idea back in August, two impressions were that this advocated less education for would-be lawyers. Naturally, unleashing less-qualified attorneys on the world would be a disaster.

I think the intent, rather, is to have them continue their learning outside the classroom, akin to a medical residency. That would give students a jumpstart on their careers, provide practical workplace experience, and cut down on the student debt.

- Costa Tsiokos, Wed 01/04/2021 01:55:28 PM
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