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(From The Korea Herald)
By Shin Hae-in Finding a job is tough nowadays, and Korean college students say they are afraid to graduate because leaving school often means going straight on the dole queue. So, many students are turning to the bar examinations. "Once I pass, I am guaranteed to live a well off life until I die. That belief is the only thing that keeps me going," said Park So-hyun, a 24-year-old university student preparing for the bar exams.
With so many students turning to law, underscoring Park's view, it was no surprise that a public hearing this week on the new law school system was watched with great interest. The hearing, at the Seoul Courts building Monday, was organized by the government affiliated Judicial Reform Committee. Representatives of legal and educational circles, the press, civic groups, and about 300 members of the public attended.
Cho Jun-hee, chairman of the Judicial Reform Committee, called on everyone involved to settle "once and …