Obama says law school should be 2 years, not 3August 23, 2013 @ 10:28 am
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - President Barack Obama says law schools in the U.S. should cut down to two years instead of three to cut costs for students.
Obama says students do most of their classroom learning in the first two years of law school. He says the third year would be better spent clerking for a judge or working in a law firm.
The president says the question is whether schools could keep good professors and sustain themselves without that third year. But he says they could if they were creative.
Obama is answering questions at a town hall in New York. It's part of a two-day bus tour to highlight Obama's proposals for lowering the cost of higher education.
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