Legal education must change
Law firms have had to make some big changes in response to the global financial crisis. But the legal education industry has not made any discernible changes to the fees charged to students, even as the job market (and the capacity of students to pay their education debts) diminishes.
This article from Christine Hurt suggests some possible ways that legal education could adapt to the new economic environment. It proposes that perhaps the law schools of the future may pride themselves on outputs (where our graduates actually end up working, and how much they make) not on inputs (the LSAT and GPA information reported in the U.S.News rankings).
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