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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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US law school to lay off professors

Mar 23, 2014 The dean of US school Appalachian School of Law is laying off law professors as part of a plan to reduce class sizes. Dean Lucy McGough said that the school is seeing a decline in applications, and plans to cut many…

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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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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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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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At least 10 US law schools cut class sizes

Jun 12, 2012 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…

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88 new QCs appointed

Mar 6, 2012 The annual Queens Counsel appointments have been made, with 88 of the 214 applicants awarded the prestigious title – a success rate of 41 per cent. The last three years have seen 48%, 47% and 42% of applicants…

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Application advice for prospective trainees

Jan 30, 2012 Here is a handy little article in the Guardian that advises prospective trainees on some of the questions they are likely to encounter in the application process for training contracts, and what law firms will be looking…

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