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ABA to tackle law school employment data

Feb 26, 2013 Calls for more stringent appraisal of the postgraduate employment data released by law schools seem to have been heard and heeded by the American Bar Association. The ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to…

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ABA fields proposals for change in legal education

Feb 14, 2013 Commentators have criticized the legal education industry for offering expensive legal training in a hopelessly depressed job market. They argue that educational institutions seem to be the last to catch on to…

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Enrolment in US non-JD programs increases

Dec 25, 2012 The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has reported that enrolment in non-J.D. programs at ABA-approved law schools has increased substantially in the past 12 years. Schools reported a 52 per…

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LSAT figures drop by 16.4%

Nov 25, 2012 October is usually a busy month for the LSAT - the Law School Admission Test, but last month the number of people taking the test dropped 16.4 percent from the year before, reaching its lowest level since 1999. The…

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Law schools move toward specialised training

Oct 30, 2012 Traditionally, legal education has consisted of a general professional degree in law without majors or concentrations. The assumption is that law firms will teach associates the specifics of legal practice, including…

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The law school bubble expands...

Aug 7, 2012 Commentators are now describing education debt as a bubble as the total debt for education in the US rises to more than $1 trillion - a greater figure than the total consumer credit card debt. Law students graduate…

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At least 10 US law schools cut class sizes

Jun 12, 2012 At least 10 of the US’s roughly 200 law schools are decreasing their class sizes or have plans to do so, according to this article. The schools are eliminating revenue at a time when universities are still struggling…

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Arizona State to launch new training law firm

Jun 7, 2012 Douglas Sylvester, Dean of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State, is working on the first large-scale, nonprofit training law firm affiliated with a law school. The concept was inspired by the medical…

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