Faced with profound and seemingly irreversible shifts, the legal profession is contemplating radical changes to its educational system, including cutting the curriculum, requiring far more on-the-ground training and licensing technicians who are not full lawyers, The New York Times reports. The proposals are a result of numerous factors, including a sharp drop in law school applications, the outsourcing of research over the internet, a glut of underemployed and indebted law school graduates and a high percentage of the legal needs of Americans going unmet…

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