Sunday, October 20, 2013

Justice Kennedy on the Two Year Law School

He’s against the idea. He voiced his opinion in a recent interview with the Wall
Street Journal Blog:

Q: President Barack Obama and some academics have proposed reducing the law school curriculum to two years from three to cut the cost of legal education. What’s your view?

A: I think the cost factor has to be addressed [but] I don’t think the right way to address it is to shorten the curriculum [which provides] the foundation for what I call the language of the law, the language that lawyers speak to each other. I can pick up the telephone and talk to an attorney two generations removed from me, and [yet] I know him, I know her. We talk this [common] language that we learn in the law school. And this is the envy of the rest of the world, I assure you, it’s a tremendous national resource.

You can read more of the Justice’s views here.

(ljs)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2013/10/justice-kennedy-on-the-two-year-law-school.html

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