Elon will adapt a seven-trimester schedule, which means law students will graduate in 2.5 years instead of the traditional three.Viva la revolucion! If I wasn't so greedy with all the money my law firm is raking in, I'd sure as shingles hire someone who did an academic-year faculty-supervised residency. No way would I instead hire someone with a "summer associateship" at some hole like Skadden. Legal business is clearly better during the academic term than in the summer, when everyone stops working to take month-long vacations to Dubrovnik or Mallorca.
The revised curriculum will emphasize real-world experience. Elon says it’s the first law school in the country to require all students to serve a full-time faculty-supervised residency during the academic year rather than during the summer.
Also, tuition is reduced, so Elon students are going to have an unhealthily-high amount of debt instead of a total shit ton of debt. That's progress!
Meanwhile, long-time readers will remember that just last week I noted the rise of hookups among law schools with single undergrads. Lo and behold, the rabbit orgy continues. Florida State went for a convenience relationship and now has a six-year undergrad/JD deal with West Florida. Indiana, on the other hand, scored with Vassar for a unique scholarship-nomination program.
As pointed out in the article, Indiana has various relationships with Rose-Hulman, Wabash, Grinnell, Georgia Tech, Knox College, and Princeton. Just like its graduates who ace the employment market, Indiana knows how to play the field. And just like other types of noble whoring, Indiana is clearly more likely to get positive results.