[Letter to the editor] Think twice about law schools

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[Letter to the editor] Think twice about law schools

Of 98 universities with law departments across the country, 47 have been fiercely competing to host a new U.S.-style law school to open in March 2009. The problem is that schools are under the illusion that everything will be all right if they host a law school. They do not want to think about problems they will face after they open a law school.
If a university is selected to host a law school, it should close down its current law department. But what happens when a new law school fails to produce enough graduates who pass the bar exam? Will a university then be able to reestablish its law department? Schools need to be prudent in applying to host a law school and take into account the future hardships they will face if they host a law school.

Chae Bang-eun, a lawyer
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