Old and new clash as Korean law students protest over proposed shake-up of old order
The annual opening ceremony for Korea’s Judicial Research and Training Institute (JRTI) is usually a time for pride. To enter the institute’s mandatory two-year course and become a Korean lawyer, trainees must first have passed one of the world’s toughest Bar exams. Only around one in 10 test-takers succeed. But at this year’s ceremony, held in March, pride was supplanted by protest. More than half of the starting class of 947 boycotted the event.
New postgraduate law schools turn the Korean legal education system on its head as trainee lawyers protest
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