« on: July 15, 2013, 09:42:57 PM »
The law library requirement is a ridiculous requirement in the 21st Century - books are on the way out in favor of searchable hyperlinked e-texts at many universities. Law firms are ditching their expensive law libraries as a waste of space and money. An new associate would likely be upbraided for wasting valuable time at a law library instead of pulling the material from Lexis or West Law. Most law professors have the same JD as everyone else, in the US a JD is terminal professional degree. Yes you can get a SJD or a foreign LLD but most law professors don't have those degrees. The best law professors also practice law, but some have not even passed a bar.