The legal system has always been the least flexible pilar of our society´s institutions; the very nature of conservatism was supposed to secure order, stability and continuity. That’s why proposal made by the Task Force on the Future of Legal Education of the American Bar Association last week has come as a surprise for many:
licencing legal technicians, cutting the curriculum to 2 years, requirement for practical training for students – and, eventually, real-world experience for faculty, global exposure.
“There’s a time for incremental change and a time for bold change.
This is the time for bold change.”
– Paula Littlewood, a task force member and the executive director of the Washington State Bar Association