Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ABA Task Force on Legal Education: Report on Proceedings

Here is the report of the Chronicle of Higher Education on the current meeting of the ABA’s legal education task force. According to the Chronicle, the significant proposals are:

  • Shortening law school from three years to two.
  • Allowing law schools to rely more on distance education.
  • Testing students on a series of competencies as they progress through law school and allowing those who reach a certain level to work as legal technicians.

I hope the Chronicle is wrong. We need proposals that are far more creative.


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