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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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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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Young lawyers trapped by debt, says survey

Dec 24, 2013 With tuition fees pushing student debt into the realms of the unmanageable and biglaw jobs still in short supply, law school is not looking to be quite as smart an option it once was. But there is one metric that can…

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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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Law school application numbers head south

Feb 5, 2013 The number of people applying for entry into law school in the US is heading for a 30-year low, according to a report released by the Law School Admission Council. There were just 30,000 applicants for the fall…

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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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New law school rankings weights for employment stats

Aug 28, 2012 The National Jurist has published its annual ranking of the Best Value Law Schools. The ranking takes into account the following criteria: tuition (25% of study), cost of living expenses (10%), average indebtedness upon…

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US Judge criticises 'staggering' cost of law school

Aug 14, 2012 Ann L Aiken, the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon has gone on the record to voice her criticism of the US legal education system in general and law schools in particular for the burden of…

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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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