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US law school enrolments hit 40-year low

Jul 24, 2014 Applications US law schools are down 8 per cent, following even greater declines the two previous years, according to new data published by the Law School Admission Council. The total drop in applications since 2010…

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US Law Schools see admissions drop by 11%

Jul 9, 2014 US law schools admissions dropped 11 per cent last year to 39,675 first-year students, making 2013 the smallest incoming class since the 1970s. The Boston Globe cites figures from the Law School Admission Council to…

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'Best Value' US law schools ranked

Jun 18, 2014 The National Jurist has published its eighth annual ranking of the US law schools offering the “Best Value” to law students. The ranking takes into account a law school’s tuition costs (weighted 25 percent),…

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Job prospects still poor for law graduates

Apr 9, 2014 Job prospects are still tough for law school graduates, according to new figures released by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Fifty-seven percent of all 2013 law school graduates were…

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US law school to lay off professors

Mar 23, 2014 The dean of US school Appalachian School of Law is laying off law professors as part of a plan to reduce class sizes. Dean Lucy McGough said that the school is seeing a decline in applications, and plans to cut many…

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Enrolment down at US law schools

Mar 6, 2014 Enrolment at US law schools is in decline, with some schools faring worse than others. Overall, 132 of the 199 ABA-accredited law schools saw declining enrolment numbers in the last 12 months, while eight schools saw…

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Rhode Island law school cuts tuition by 18%

Jan 21, 2014 The debate about the cost of law school tuition rages on as graduates contunue to struggle to find the job that would allow them to service huge student debts. Interesting then to note that Roger Williams University…

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U of Iowa drops law tuition by 16.4%

Dec 6, 2013 The shrinking candidature for US law schools seems finally to be having an impact on the tuition numbers, with the University of Iowa College of Law announcing that it is cutting tuition by 16.4 percent for JD students…

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US law school bubble bursts

Nov 15, 2013 The predicted bursting of the US law school bubble is under way, according to Professor Paul Campos, who estimates that 80 to 85 percent of law school are operating at a loss right now. The significant drop in law school…

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Law schools underestimate living expenses

Oct 12, 2013 Above the Law points out in this article that Law schools seem to be very good at upwardly revising fees, but that they seem to be doing a poor job of estimating living expenses for law students. George Washington…

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The BigLaw model never made much sense...

Jul 24, 2013 Matthew Yglesias of Slate weighs in on href="http://www.lawyrs.net/news/show/7319/is-this-the-end-of-biglaw">Noam Scheiber's piece on the end of Big Law, which charted the huge challenges and stresses currently faced by…

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Demand decreases at US law schools

Jul 23, 2013 As job prospects for newly qualified solicitors diminish, law schools across the US are seeing decreasing demand and adjusting their legal education programs to suit. Most recently, McGeorge School of Law announced…

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