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Why Law School Should Be Two Years

April 21, 2022

The American Bar Association and law schools should reconsider the outdated structure of three years of law school and the bar exam.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

Take Risks, Live Well

Side-bar learning: Lawyering teaches you how to live well

September 06, 2017

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

Heather Bowen

Teaching through law at Chicago's Legal Prep Charter Academy

October 18, 2016

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.