Olivas rejects calls for cutting law school hours 

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Michael OlivasAugust 30, 2013 - Rising costs and a sluggish legal market are causing some law educators and law firms to reevaluate the age-old model of three years of graduate school followed by on the job training. Tuition hikes, rising student debt, national economic and other factors are prompting calls for change, including compressing the time spent in law school or even dropping the third year. Michael A. Olivas, William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law and director of the Institute of Higher Education Law & Governance at the University of Houston Law Center, believes cutting hours is a bad idea, and explains why in this National Law Journal article.

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