California to impose slave labor requirements on law school graduates

TaxPprofLast week California followed New York in proposing a requirement of 50 hours of pro bono work for prospective lawyers. Unlike New York’s existing rule, which requires lawyers to serve their time before admittance to the bar, the California proposal permits them to meet the requirement shortly afterwards as well. California’s proposal also requires 15 “units” of “experiential learning,” within such activities as clinics or externships, that can be satisfied either during law school or separately in a private externship. This proposal is an unfortunate one–both protectionist and ideologically one-sided.

I'm not sure "unfortunate" is the description I would choose. I'm sure the consequences of this policy, both economic and ideological, are entirely intended.

This entry was published Sun Mar 29 09:19:08 CDT 2015 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2015-03-29 09:19:08.0. [Tweet]

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