President Obama Thinks Law School Should Only Last 2 Years, With a Third Year for a Clerkship with a Judge or Law Firm
As part of a recent bus trip to promote his proposals for lowering the costs of higher education, President Obama has suggested that law school should only last 2 years. He recommends that a third year could be devoted to a practical experience in a clerkship with a Judge or law firm. An article from the NYTimes summarized President Obama's goal of reducing costs for students while they gain real-life, work experience. The ABA is also suggesting significant changes to law school to make the experience more practical as well.