Scalia In Favor of Third Year of Law School, Agrees with Kennedy

December 16th, 2013

In remarks in Memphis, Justice Scalia is reported to have disagreed with those who think a third year of law school is unnecessary.

Scalia also said he doesn’t agree with people who say the third year of law school is unnecessary and reiterated his belief that judgments of foreign courts shouldn’t influence opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Well. That settles that!

Update: And Justice Scalia agrees with Justice Kennedy, from this interview in WSJ:

Q: President Barack Obama and some academics have proposed reducing the law school curriculum to two years from three to cut the cost of legal education. What’s your view?

A: I think the cost factor has to be addressed [but] I don’t think the right way to address it is to shorten the curriculum [which provides] the foundation for what I call the language of the law, the language that lawyers speak to each other. I can pick up the telephone and talk to an attorney two generations removed from me, and [yet] I know him, I know her. We talk this [common] language that we learn in the law school. And this is the envy of the rest of the world, I assure you, it’s a tremendous national resource.

H/T Jess Bravin