Support Among Prospective Students for Fast-Track Law School

, The National Law Journal

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President Obama isn't the only one who thinks law school should last for just two years. In a survey of prospective law students, 58 percent said that they would prefer to spend just two years acquiring a juris doctor degree rather than the traditional three.

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    Yes, reducing the number of years to get a law degree will increase the number of lawyers in the population and put downward pressure on the price of hiring a lawyer, which right now is totally out of proportion with the rest of the professional careers in the world.

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    This is a great idea! I need to have a law degree to go along with my MSME because I am finding that I am increasingly involved in legal matters and corporate litigation. It would be extremely useful to have the credentials of a lawyer when going into court and testifying about business matters. If I can get a law degree in two years, count me in! -- Fred Furrer

  • alm

    Implementing a two-year law degree would be a terrible idea. Students would lose the ability to explore unique, non-core areas of the law and find fewer opportunities for practical hands-on clinical work. I would like to see a system more like that of medical schools.

  • alm

    Implementing a two-year law degree would be a terrible idea. Students would lose the ability to explore unique, non-core areas of the law and find fewer opportunities for practical hands-on clinical work. I would like to see a system more like that of medical schools.

  • not available

    Implementing a two-year law degree would be a terrible idea. Students would lose the ability to explore unique, non-core areas of the law and find fewer opportunities for practical hands-on clinical work. I would like to see a system more like that of medical schools.

  • not available

    I think that 20 year olds should definitely dictate the structure of legal education. Most students hate exams and do not want them. So, I will no longer give exams to students. THANKS, KAPLAN, for your wisdom. Students rock!

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    Yes! Law schools can easily eliminate the third or last year from the curriculum of law degree because the students already cover everything in two years and they always have extra time to spend for the study of third or final year. Then why should we waste their time and money? Thank you.

    Alexis
    http://www.nyc-seo.org

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    Yes! Law schools can easily eliminate the third or last year from the curriculum of law degree because the students already cover everything in two years and they always have extra time to spend for the study of third or final year. Then why should we waste their time and money? Thank you.Alexishttp://www.nyc-seo.org

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