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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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Law schools underestimate living expenses

Oct 12, 2013 Above the Law points out in this article that Law schools seem to be very good at upwardly revising fees, but that they seem to be doing a poor job of estimating living expenses for law students. George Washington…

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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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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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The law schools that bestow the largest debt burden

Mar 27, 2012 As high-paying graduate jobs become ever more scarce in the US, the debt burden carried by law students is becoming a point of considerable controversy. US News recently conducted a survey to shed some light on the scale…

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US law schools under Senate scrutiny

Nov 16, 2011 The US legal education industry appears to be under Senate scrutiny, with reports surfacing that Senate staff are gathering statistics on graduate employment and student-loan debt, and rumours that a congressional…

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US student loans are becoming a big problem

Aug 19, 2011 The folks over at Above the Law predict an imminent student loan default crisis as a result of high tuition costs and poor job prospects faced by graduates. “For many recent college graduates, default is inevitable”…

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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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