Greater transparency from US law schools?

There is mounting pressure upon US law schools to publish data describing how many of their graduates secure employment, and under what conditions. Some claim that law school applicants are being fooled into taking on hefty student loans to finance an education that will not lead to the kind of employment opportunities they seek. While law school deans have resisted the calls for greater transparency, claiming that providing this information would be unreasonably burdensome or even impossible, the campaign may be making some progress. The president of the American Bar Association, Steve Zack, has announced that the organization is considering requiring law schools to disclose cost and employment statistics to all accepted law school applicants. Meanwhile, a subcommittee of the group reviewing the ABA’s law school accreditation standards has been formed to consider the consumer information law schools must collect and disclose.

Greater transparency from US law schools? Thu, Oct 21, 2010