Should Law School at Columbia Be Three Years?
From the forthcoming Fall 2013 Issue of Columbia Law School Magazine
By David M. Schizer, the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law; Harvey R. Miller Professor of Law and Economics
New York, August 2013
Every day, most stories on the front page of the newspaper cover issues that are closely connected to the Columbia Law School curriculum, including financial regulation, national security, marriage equality, tax and budgetary policy, criminal justice, energy policy, human rights, climate change, and intellectual property, to name just a few. At the same time, though, a prominent theme in the news has been the challenges facing the legal profession and the legal academy. There are questions about the job prospects of young lawyers, as well as about how effectively they are trained in law school. A common question is whether law school should be two years instead of three.
|Dean David M. Schizer|