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US law school enrolments hit 40-year low

Jul 24, 2014 Applications US law schools are down 8 per cent, following even greater declines the two previous years, according to new data published by the Law School Admission Council. The total drop in applications since 2010…

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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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U of Iowa drops law tuition by 16.4%

Dec 6, 2013 The shrinking candidature for US law schools seems finally to be having an impact on the tuition numbers, with the University of Iowa College of Law announcing that it is cutting tuition by 16.4 percent for JD students…

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US law school bubble bursts

Nov 15, 2013 The predicted bursting of the US law school bubble is under way, according to Professor Paul Campos, who estimates that 80 to 85 percent of law school are operating at a loss right now. The significant drop in law school…

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S&P downgrades credit rating for Albany Law School

Apr 19, 2013 Standard & Poor’s has downgraded the outlook for Albany Law School, taking the school down from BBB/positive to BBB/stable. The credit rating agency cited lower enrollment and applications, and a resultant 2 per cent…

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US News ranks law school 'yield rates'

Mar 22, 2013 As law school applications decline and schools struggle to stock their programs with bright students, many schools are working hard to protect their ‘yield rate’ which is the proportion of admitted students who…

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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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Law school application numbers drop

Mar 18, 2011 Law school application numbers are finally beginning to reflect the poor job prospects for graduates, dropping 11.5 per cent to 66,876 over the past year. The Law School Admission Council Inc says that these figures…

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