Monday, June 02, 2003

Law readers in Virginia and elsewhere

This report in the Christian Science Monitor describes how it is still legal in Virginia and six other states to become a lawyer by "reading the law" and not going to law school.

The caveat is you still have to take the bar exam, which sometimes proves to be an insurmountable obstacle for some law readers. There are a number of lawyers in SW VA who did not go to law school, but not many of those are under the age of 30.

UPDATE - Via Tim Sandefur and So Cal Law Blog, the LA Times (registration required) has this story on some new lawyers who went to law school via the Internet (and then passed the bar exam).

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