More from the AmLaw Daily! This time the "3L Dilemma: Will Deferring For a Year Save Their Jobs?" A few more firms have released news about their start dates, and I'm working on updating the table. (I guess I spoke too soon about The End yesterday.) Sounds like most of your peers are erring on the side of taking the deferral:
The folks over at Fulton County Daily Report (a legal paper from Georgia) have taken the opportunity to explore the issue of retooling law school. FCDR reports that, at a conference held by Best Lawyers of America, legal professionals are analyzing apparent flaws in the system, taking advantage of the high profile nature of both legal education and the biglaw model during these uncertain times. According to one lawyer at the conference:
While it's disconcerting to think of educated JD-holders as a products, or even legal educations themselves as products, I think the guy has a point. Sounds to me like people think the onus is on law schools to figure out how to respond to the changing tides. Academia and its institutions are notoriously slow to adapt, which is unfortunate given the fast pace of our economic swan dive. But it is what it is. At some point, law schools will have to tell us what they intend to do about it, besides offer health insurance.