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Once More on Law Schools

Minding the Campus has a good essay on the cost of law school. The authors, Frank and Michael Macchiorola, argue that the current system of legal education and licensing “excludes prospective attorneys who cannot afford the cost of a legal education in the way it is currently delivered.” Furthermore, the ABA’s standards “stifle experimentation crucial to pedagogical and curricular advancement.”

The authors conclude that it’s “time to consider other ways for prospective lawyers to be admitted to the bar.”

Yes! Deregulation cuts the Gordian Knot.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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