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    Filed at 5:56 am under by dcobranchi

    More lawyers.

    Delaware State University President Allen L. Sessoms is exploring the idea of starting a law school in Dover.

    Sessoms said he was approached by local officials who said Delaware has one of the best court systems in the country and should have a law school to match. He did not name the officials.

    “…Law schools are very expensive,” he said, adding it could cost up to $50 million. “We would want to make sure we had the money in hand first.”

    One Response to “JUST WHAT WE NEED…”

    Comment by
    Skip Oliva
    June 22nd, 2004
    at 9:27 am

    We don’t need more lawyers, but we do need to de-monopolize the legal profession. There are plenty of legal tasks that can be performed without a member of the bar. Real estate closings has become a contested issue in recent years, as state bars try to keep realtors and non-lawyers out of this line of business.

    Monopoly law schools are a big part of the problem. In order to take a state bar exam (except in California), a law school must be ABA-accredited. The ABA imposes uniform standards that cannot be deviated from; for example, they require a law school curriculum take three years, even though there are students who can finish with greater speed.