Although some of the criticisms of the present legal education environment are valid, I disagree that law schools are graduating too many JDs.
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Legal education is said to be in crisis. Law school applications are down sharply as prospective law students question whether the high cost of legal education is worth it.
When the first Internet law courses were offered only a few years ago, people scoffed at them. Yet as quickly as technology progresses, the supposedly fanciful topic has become complex enough to deserve sub-specialties such as privacy.
Jobless graduates are a grave concern to legal educators, and their heightened numbers warrant serious attention. Unfortunately, the consideration being paid is more often superficial than serious.
Everyone agrees that law school tuition is too high. And everyone agrees that something must be done. But to what degree is tuition too high? And just what are law schools supposed to do about it?
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