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Apprenticeship: The New Route To Becoming A Lawyer? – by David Howarth

January 25, 2013

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Photo: edbrambley, Creative Commons 2.0

Photo: edbrambley, Creative Commons 2.0

What is the value of a law degree to the legal profession? The question arises again in the wake of an  announcement by UK Skills Minister Matthew Hancock that he is encouraging the development of a non-graduate ‘apprenticeship’ route to qualification as a lawyer. Law teachers might complain that no one is suggesting that medicine should become open to non-graduate apprentices. Why should law be treated differently?

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