Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Plan to Reduce High Education Costs for Law Students

The plan: admit top undergraduate students at your college to your law school after three years of college and thus shave off a year of college expenses. The University of Texas system is working on similar plans to reduce the cost of a medical education:

Under UT-Austin's plan, 60 freshman undergraduates with a record of high academic achievement would be guaranteed a slot in medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas or the UT Health Science Center at Houston if they maintain good grades, said David Laude, a senior associate dean at UT-Austin. Those standards are being defined, he said. Another 60 freshmen would be added in the spring, Laude said.

The plan is to cut a year from the bachelor's degree, reducing the overall time to finish college and graduate from medical school from eight years to six or seven, Laude said.

Here’s the story from the Austin-American Statesmen.


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This would be great if students were prepared for law school after three years. However, I think that a lot of us who teach legal writing find that they are not. A year less of college would make things worse.

Posted by: Scott Fruehwald | Jun 29, 2011 2:49:42 PM

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