jas1503 wrote:minnbills wrote:jas1503 wrote:
Instead of making it harder to pass the Bar or making it harder to gain access to a law education, why not just make it more likely that people will 'wash out' of law school at a much higher rate?
Because then they would have debt and nothing to show for it.
I was thinking along the lines of, if they wash out at 1L, then it's about a $40,000 hit and 1 less lawyer in the field.
I'm imagining that it would also work as a deterrent, since less people are going to risk that money in the 1st place, if they think that it's incredibly hard to even graduate.
If people haven't been deterred by the influx of information regarding what a risky investment a law degree is, I doubt this will do much more. It doesn't get rid of the "special snowflake" mentality where everyone goes into law school assuming that they'll be the exception that succeeds, even though at a lot of these schools most of the students will be wrong. They might recognize that it's a greater risk, but their confidence will still compel them to go.