Good quote from Obama "They can't find a job. They default. The taxpayer ends up holding the bag. Their credit is ruined, and the for-profit institution is making out like a bandit. That's a problem."
I like the idea personally. If you could shave 1/3 off coa?
I don't necessarily see it happening though. If you look at recent attempts they are pretty poor. You have those 3+3 programs that law school's like Touro recently announced with Florida Coastal. The problem is with that you have to go to Touro, and you save on undergraduate tuition, not lawl school tuition.
Second you have the accelerated JD from schools like NU, Brooklyn, but it only saves a year of col, and ruins summers.
Finally, you have externships and study abroads, clinics the third year, which are neat but don't really solve the problem.
My other final thought is that hypothetically lowering the cost and time to get a law degree would result in a flood of new lawyers in a field that is already crowded. However, we can see that people do not always behave irrationally, per the recent plunge in the numbers of graduates. People can only tolerate poor outcomes for so long, well most anyway.