Two law professors are debating all week whether law school should be shortened to be just two years, instead of three
. There are some good arguments on both sides--the best argument on the "get rid of it" side being that it would save students a year's worth of tuition. What do my fellow criminal defense lawyers think? Prosecutors? Personally, I loved my third year of law school. I had a job at a law firm lined up, so I wasn't worried about that. I was on the board of our public interest fellowship fundraising organization. I did a great immigration clinic. I took a couple more advanced criminal law courses. I worked part-time for a wonderful solo practitioner. I've heard the old saying, "In the first year of law school, they scare you to death; in the second year, they work you to death; and in the third year, they bore you to death." But for me, the third year was anything but boring because I took all the classes that I wanted to take, and did all the extracurriculars I wanted to do. It was the best year of the whole experience. I'd hate to see it go.