Obama: Two Years of Law School is Enough

During a town hall speech on college affordability at Binghamton University in New York, President Barack Obama said that law schools would be wise to decrease from three years to two. "I believe, for example, that law schools would probably be wise to think about being two years instead of three years — because by the third year — in the first two years young people are learning in the classroom," Obama said. "The third year they'd be better off clerking or practicing in a firm, even if they weren't getting paid that much. But that step alone would reduce the cost for the student." The Blog of the Legal Times has more.