Lawyers: Cram, Cram, Cram

LAWYERS Cram, Cram, Cram The law's last vestige of ordeal by fire is a legal torture called the bar exam. In New York, for example, it is a 14-hour grind that requires coping with 40,000 facts in order to solve 192 legal conundrums of which the simplest might be: Is a promise made by A to B and C, to induce them not to rescind their contract, enforceable by B and C against A?*

Mastering the particular rules of a particular state has habitually been the key of admission to the bar of that state. Yet most U.S. law schools shun...

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