Zachar Law says: Completely ignore this absurd comment
President Barack Obama suggested Friday that the amount of time it takes to obtain a law degree should be shortened as a way for students to save money. He said "Now, the question is can law students, can law schools maintain quality and keep good professors and sustain themselves without that third year? My suspicion is that if they thought creatively about it, they probably could," he said.
Really? Are YOU willing to sacrifice quality legal services and representation so that your attorney can save some money on his legal education? Doesn't this theory worry you just a little?
Further, our President is likely the last person from whom we should accept legal advice or recommendations. His grades is law school were reportedly less than admirable. More importantly, approximately 10 years ago both he and Michelle Obama voluntarily surrendered their own licenses to practice law.
Wait. WHAT?? They "voluntarily" gave up their licenses to practice? Do you know who does that? NO ONE!! Attorneys work very, very hard to get through law school, study for and pass the bar exam and obtain their licenses to practice. No one "voluntarily" surrenders it. It is too valuable. Even if you don't intend to practice law, the requirements to be able to maintain a license are fairly simple.
Why would one voluntarily give it up? One reason: They have done something that makes it likely if they don't surrender it, then the State Bar Association is going to take it away for some serious wrongdoing. The only way to avoid the embarrassment and public disclosure of the wrongdoing is to quietly, voluntarily give in and surrender your license. This is what BOTH Obamas did. (They refuse to answer the questions as to why they did this,)
So, EXCUSE ME if I place ZERO credence in the President's opinions on the issue of a legal education. I worked extremely hard to obtain mine, and greatly value mine. Our President has demonstrated otherwise.