Recent critics of legal education, fueled by the declining market for lawyers and the increasing cost of law school, have advocated wholesale changes in legal education and the legal profession. These range from transforming law schools (at least the "non-elite" ones) into places where part-time faculty, consisting primarily of practicing lawyers, teach students the skills they will need as attorneys, to following the example of Washington State in licensing non-lawyer legal technicians to provide limited legal services to the public (as a recent editorial discussed).
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