The American Bar Association and law schools should reconsider the outdated structure of three years of law school and the bar exam. First, law school is far too theoretical and lacks training for practical, employable skills. Second, it is very costly, and each semester puts students in greater insurmountable debt. Third, the
Recently, professors William Baude and Adam Chilton of the University of Chicago Law wrote a series of blog posts providing advice to prospective law professors on their blog, Summary, Judgment. The advice broke
Growing up I wanted to be a doctor. I wanted it more than anything. I was an A student. I came from a working-class family and going to medical school justified my parents’ hard work and their love for me. I went to college and I began taking prerequisites like
The Legal Prep Charter Academy is a legal-themed, open-enrollment charter high school located in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood at 4319 West Washington Blvd. It was founded in 2009 by Sam Finkelstein and Rather Stanton, young lawyers who had the goal of increasing diversity in the legal profession.