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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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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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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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Brigham Young University tops best value list

Sep 18, 2013 A ranking of the best-value private law schools puts Brigham Young University at the top of the list. National Jurist’s best-value rankings are based on tuition, debt, cost of living, percentage of employed grads and…

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S&P downgrades credit rating for Albany Law School

Apr 19, 2013 Standard & Poor’s has downgraded the outlook for Albany Law School, taking the school down from BBB/positive to BBB/stable. The credit rating agency cited lower enrollment and applications, and a resultant 2 per cent…

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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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