A call for drastic changes in educating new lawyers


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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Laura Ascione