Then again if they stuck to what was necessary information, law school would take 2 years instead of 3.... But since they call it a JD, it HAS to be 3 years!
I agree with them. I actually heard a story which I do not know is true, that Law school used to be a regular 'vocational' school, similar to nursing school. You just could just pass entrance tests from high school and go.But in the 50's alot of lawyers working for the government werent getting paid well, because government pay scales listed their degrees as a Bachelors... BL, bachelor of law or something similar. PhDs made alot more money.So the ABA decided to turn the law school degree into a JD... which requires 3 years of classes (Most PhD programs are 3 years of class time, 2 years of private research), required a Bachelors degree to get in, and retroactively awarded JDs to all law school graduates, thereby increasing their pay if they worked for the Government.Which is why law school has to be 3 years... or they couldnt call it a JD. It would have to be a JM or something.Can anyone verify if this is true?
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