Law School offers 2-year law degree for foreign students
As ideas of reducing the amount of time students spend obtaining a law degree are currently being debated, one law school is putting such as scheme into action. The State of New York University at Buffalo Law School has announced that it will permit foreign lawyers to have an opportunity to obtain their law degree in an accelerated two-year program.
“If you’re looking at this as an 18-year-old in another country, you think, ‘I can be a lawyer in my country and a New York lawyer.’ It’s a big value proposition,” David Westbrook, a Buffalo Law professor and director of the school’s global strategic initiative, told the New York Law Journal.
To apply for the program at SUNY Buffalo, the applicant would need to hold a law degree from a facility outside of the United States.
Brooklyn Law School (BLS) is currently looking into a similar option for students with no prior legal degree. The idea of a earning a law degree in as few as two years “is a very serious option,” BLS Dean Nick Allard previously told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.