Sunday, October 20, 2013
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.