News - - The average debt burden for a graduate of a private law school totals approximately $125,000. Job prospects for law school graduates, while perhaps improving, remain weaker than they should be given the high cost of legal education. It is not surprising, then, that some aspiring lawyers are exploring apprenticeship, or learning the law by working under an experienced lawyer, as an alternative to going to law school.

Perhaps the best approach might be to combine apprenticeship with traditional legal education. This offers the possibility of achieving the best of both worlds, the practical training of apprenticeship and the intellectual rigor of law school, ultimately producing well-qualified lawyers at reduced cost.

Ken Notes: Interesting... When you think of it much of a doctors training is apprenticeship in nature -- and they are paid for it...
Read More At: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/07/31/do-it-yourself-lawyers/apprenticeship-should-be-an-option-instead-of-law-school



- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 32 Date: 8/5/2014 2:50:17 PM -