And THAT is the root of the entire problem, from student loans to the schools themselves... money. Higher ed is now largely a money-making business driven by profit/cash-flow and not voactional training. If training for profession were the true motivator it would not cost so much and they would not pad their curriculums/graduation requirements with so much fluff (which just ends up costing the customer... I mean student... more money).
Yes, they would never go for a plan that is in the best interest of the student, reduces cost, and reduces the revenue generated by these "schools."
Note to Cooley Law School - these statements are merely personal opinions are not accusations of fraudulent or illegal activity on behalf of any law school or it's administration. (can't be too careful with those guys).
Perhaps a baby bar should be an ABA requirement - you get 1, maybe 2 bites at the apple then you are done. That would get rid of some of the diploma mills out there screwing students for $100K who have very little realistic prospect of passing the bar or securing gainful employment in the law. And I am not being a snob - I went to one of those mills.
Not a crazy idea. Given that most 1L studies are pretty much all the same subjects, this shouldn't be that hard to do.
My understanding, though, is that Law Schools are quite the revenue mill for their universities, though. I doubt they'd appreciate the idea of losing a big chunk of tuition money.