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Should Law School Students Be Allowed to Earn Credit for Paid Work? (Wall Street Journal Law Blog)

Wall Street Journal Law Blog, February 1, 2016

Should Law School Students Be Allowed to Earn Credit for Paid Work?

On the other side of the debate is the the New York City Bar Association. It “make no sense” to allow a student to earn credit for volunteering at a non-profit or government agency but deny credit “to that same law student, who may be doing essentially the same job” for compensation, writes New York City Bar President Debra L. Raskin….“The inability of law students to have access to private sector placements greatly reduces the opportunities available for law students and works a particular hardship on those who need to work in order to cope with the high cost of a legal education,” Ms. Raskin wrote in an earlier comment letter.

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