Gettingstarted1928 wrote:r6_philly wrote:Gettingstarted1928 wrote:downing wrote:Law school is fine the way it is, except that it needs to be one year shorter.
+1 The length of undergrad and law school = racket.
It's such bullshit that students are having to go into all this debt when post high school education could be cut in half.
Barrier of entry would be too low then. Can't make big salary that way.
huh? There's not "barrier of entry" as it is.
What??? The barrier to entry is incredibly high. You need to graduate with a 4 year degree (that eliminates over 1/2 the population there.) You need to have a respectable GPA (that eliminates another ~20%.) You need to have a LSAT score around, or above, 50% of prospective law students (that's intertwined with the GPA issue but would still eliminate ~10% of candidates.)
THEN, you have to finish three years of law school. Factor in the significant costs of all this education and the mental intelligence required to be accepted and graduate and that's a VERY HIGH barrier to entry.
The only profession with a barrier to entry higher than being an attorney is, maybe, being a doctor. This isn't an elitist argument saying only a small percentage of people can be lawyers. A large percent of our society could be lawyers if they really tried -- but they don't because the barrier to entry is so high. It's not worth the significant investment.