Introduce a Law Reader Program for West Virginia

Introduce a Law Reader Program for West Virginia

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kaelie sweeney started this petition to State Representative Ben Queen
Many young adults aspire to pursue a legal career, but choose a different path when the burden of tuition sets in. With the average cost of law school totaling over $180,000, and West Virginia ranking fourth among states with the highest rate of poverty, residents of our state are in need of an alternative.

That's why we need a Law Reader Program, a system which would allow aspiring lawyers to bypass college in exchange for personal training. Requirements to participate in the program would be as follows: It would allow residents of W.V. to study under an attorney or judge for 10 hours a week, for 4 years, and be eligible to take the Bar Exam. This would allow them to bypass college, and still receive formal education.

Introducing a hands-on approach to education would make the profession more accessible to low-income individuals. This would increase the amount of skilled professionals in WV, while decreasing the poverty level. I can confidently state that this would not decrease the quality of Lawyers; for hands-on experience has been proven to produce more than adequate workers.

Law is such a noble profession, and those called shouldn't be hindered from achieving their dreams.
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