US law schools sweeten the deal for top students

August 3, 2012 Admission to law school is becoming an easier proposition as prospective students shy away from an expensive qualification in a poor job market. Law schools are working harder to attract high caliber students from a smaller application pool, offering scholarships, extending application deadlines and offering other perks to top students.

The amount of money offered for law school scholarships has nearly tripled in the last ten years, says the American Bar Association, reaching over $1 billion for the 2011-12 year. This figure is put in perspective, however, by the fact that tuition has risen by a 1,000% since 1985.

Interestingly, it seems that awarding scholarships on a case by case basis means that schools can keep official tuition levels high, despite slackening demand.

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