We know a lot more today than we did in the 1880s, when this format was devised, about how students learn and how teaching can be made more effective. We can certainly develop a modern curriculum to teach these topics and skills in six months.
The University of Illinois issued its final report this week on the goosing of class profile data posted by the College of Law publicly and reported to the ABA. This really does look like déjà vu all over again.
Once again, the magazine has refused to consider diversity as a factor in its ranking system. There is a broad consensus among law school deans and professors that diversity enriches law school education.