Thursday, September 5, 2013
A couple of law profs, including a very prominent clinician, respond in letters to the editor of the New York Times to President Obama's proposal to make law school two years instead of three. A third letter, from a senior federal public defender, says that in his 30 years of experience, student interns with three years of law school under their belt "stand out" compared to 2Ls in terms of their substantive knowledge of the law and analytical skills. His suggestion? Make law school four years instead of three.