The Case Against Law School – The High Cost of Law School and the Growing Number of Lawyers Sparks Debate

Introduction

Mark Graham for The New York Times   – Is law school really necessary for the bar exam?

Law school tuition is rising four times as fast as the cost of an undergraduate degree, which itself is soaring. Despite the high price, students are still flocking to law schools, even if it means going into heavy debt to enter a tight job market with few top-paying openings.

Should the standard three-year model of legal education, followed by taking and passing the bar exam, be the only path toward becoming a lawyer? Could law school be shortened, or should those three years of classes have a different focus?

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Debaters

David Van Zandt

George Leef

Kevin Noble Maillard

Rose Cuison Villazor

David Lat

Geoffrey R. Stone

Linda Greene

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