The Winston-Salem Journal reports:
Elon University School of Law will be cheaper, shorter and — it hopes — more relevant to today’s evolving legal profession.
The law school announced Thursday that it will lower tuition by about $14,000 over three years and that students will earn their degrees a semester sooner.
Elon believes it’s the only law school in the nation with a baseline 21/2-year degree program for all students. Elon also says it’s the only law school in the country to require all students to hold an externship, a full-time legal apprenticeship, during the academic year.
“It seems like we should be the one to do something special,” law school Dean Luke Bierman said Thursday. “Leadership comes only if you apply it, and we thought this was a good opportunity to apply some leadership.”