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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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Demand decreases at US law schools

Jul 23, 2013 As job prospects for newly qualified solicitors diminish, law schools across the US are seeing decreasing demand and adjusting their legal education programs to suit. Most recently, McGeorge School of Law announced…

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ABA to tackle law school employment data

Feb 26, 2013 Calls for more stringent appraisal of the postgraduate employment data released by law schools seem to have been heard and heeded by the American Bar Association. The ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions 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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51% of US law schools cut size of incoming classes

Nov 22, 2012 A new survey by Kaplan shows that 51 percent of law schools have cut the size of their incoming classes. Of those schools, 63 percent claim they are cutting in response to the weak legal job market. Above The Law…

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ABA refuses to accredit law schools outside US

Aug 13, 2012 The American Bar Association’s Council of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has voted against accrediting law schools outside the United States. The vote, which came in at 15-0 with two abstentions, comes…

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Hastings College of Law cuts admissions

May 8, 2012 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.…

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