SWLAW Blog | Future Students
February 14, 2018
Southwestern Sets the Record Straight by Correcting Some Common Misconceptions About Its SCALE 2-Year Program
By: H.S. Hart - Busting SCALE Myths Series
(First posted in Spring 2018)
When people first learn about Southwestern's two-year accelerated J.D. program they sometimes jump to conclusions. As the program's Dean, Harriet Rolnick, says, "We have given this a lot of thought. We have been doing this successfully for over 40 years." Still, not everyone can get their head around the two-year law degree concept right away.
In a series of short articles, I am going to de-bunk and de-mystify four of the most frequently asked questions and misconceptions regarding this innovative and unique program.
TOP FOUR SCALE MYTHS:
- Two years isn't long enough to learn what I need to learn to get my degree, pass the bar, and be practice-ready
- It is harder to get accepted to the SCALE program than other Southwestern J.D. Programs
- SCALE students miss out on externships, honor programs, and campus life
- SCALE is an abridged program and doesn't cover all of the core legal concepts
ALL OF THESE ARE FALSE. Click on them to bust the myth and get the facts!