It's true that most of the legal training a budding lawyer needs can be completed in two years, but having a third year in law school is still a good thing, writes the editorial board of Young Lawyer. The hiring crisis means graduates need all the practical experience they can get, and the third year gives students a chance to get their hands dirty and gain the skills they'll need to succeed in the real world, the board argues. Schools could enhance these benefits by offering more classes on career management and other practical topics, the editorial suggests.

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