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Charles B. Wolf, Vedder Price Shareholder and member of the firm’s Labor and Employment group, recently co-authored an article titled, “Two-Year Law School?  Don’t Rush the Paper Chase.”

The article discusses the emerging idea, driven partly by economic pressures, that law schools should eliminate the third year curriculum, which consists mostly of electives.  The idea arises amid concerns of increasing costs and student debt and is intensified by a shrinking job market. Mr. Wolf  and his co-author, Professor Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freud Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, argue that the emerging trend is contrary to the public interest and that the interdisciplinary electives offered in the third year are important components of a high quality legal education. 

The article appeared in the June 16 edition of To view the article in its entirety, please click here.