The average tuition for law school in the US has increased by more than double the rate of inflation, despite a drastic decline in the number of applicants over the past two years. Average tuition and fees at private
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Admission to law school is becoming an easier proposition as prospective students shy away from an expensive qualification in a poor job market. Law schools are working harder to attract high caliber students from a
The Bar Standards Board is poised to add a new hurdle for prospective barristers with the introduction of a compulsory aptitude test for the Bar Professional Training Course, starting this September. The new test is
The UK government has announced the launch of a paralegal training scheme that offers students an 18 month course combined with a paid apprenticeship in a law firm. The program will be offered by Pearson, and has the aim
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
This article looks at the crisis in legal education and proposes reform to the federal loan system and to the American Bar Association-imposed accreditation standards for law schools as the way forward. In regard to
Students take on considerable risk when signing up for an education in US law schools. With rising tuition costs, heavy debt burdens and a tough job market upon graduation, many have criticised law schools for offering
Frank Wu, the dean of The University of California Hastings College of the Law, has reduced enrollment at Hastings by 20 per cent - a figure that accounts for 240 students over the next three years. The move responds to
The University of California Hastings College of Law has decided to admit 20% less students this year, as part of an effort to shift legal education to better respond to the realities of the legal services market.
There has been a 15.6 per cent drop in the number of students applying for admission to US law schools this year, with the total pool of applicants numbering about 66,696. The figures, released by the Law School
Slaughter and May has announced the launch of a new diversity initiative which focuses on a local state school in an attempt to motivate and encourage bright students to get
Law schools have been putting pressure on US law firms to begin recruitment in August, months ahead of the regular schedule, in order to give the edge to their students in the competition for jobs at the biggest firms.
The Guardian’s annual rankings for British law faculties have put Cambridge University at the top of the list with a score of 100/100 pushing Oxford into second place with a score of 97.1. The top five is rounded
The Law Society in the UK has reported a 16 per cent drop in the number of available training contracts last year, confirming the impresseion that there is an oversupply of lawyers for the job market. This drop meant
The director of business development at the College of Law i the UK, Sarah Hutchinson, has said that 68.4 per cent of students earned a first or upper second class degree at university. This admission means that around