hirschas wrote:OP here. Wow, this thread really went to crap while I was asleep. You people really speak horribly to each-other, what a shame.
I want to pose a basic question. With respect to legal education and hiring practices, what do you think would happen if the state bars suddenly allowed American-training LLBs to sit the bar and become qualified lawyers in their respected states?
Most of these losers ITT have emotional problems.
I think if the ABA changed its tune w/r/t LLBs, eventually law firms would too. I think a 4-5 year LLB+LLM would be just as good if not better than BA/S+JD. The current paradigm is expensive, unnecessary, and nobody else in the world does it this way (unless I'm leaving out one or two third-world countries). You could say that the LSAT and UG filter "fucktards" all you want. Isn't that what the bar exam is for, though? There are other ways to vet lawyers than by forcing them to spend 4 years studying something else, and then mortgaging their futures even more so on another 3-years.
By the way, the ultimate power holders that dictate to law firms, the clients, are getting tired of the high costs that lawyers feel entitled to for all they've paid and studied. If you want to talk economic efficiency, the current model is not the most efficient for anyone. It does benefit schools, though.