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Law School Offers 'Risk-Free' J.D.

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.21.2014 | College

Maybe all those stories about law school being a bad investment are sinking in: law school applications are way down. The issue has led a Cleveland...

The 2015 Ranking Of Best Law Schools

Posted 03.17.2014 | College

Yale, Harvard and Stanford are once again named the best law schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report. There was no big shakeup in top 10...

Goldilocks and Legal Education

Luke Bierman | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
Luke Bierman

We know a lot more today than we did in the 1880s, when this format was devised, about how students learn and how teaching can be made more effective. We can certainly develop a modern curriculum to teach these topics and skills in six months.

Are Law Schools Getting Desperate?

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 08.01.2012 | College

If you were were worried about getting into law school, now might be the time to apply. As top-tier law schools struggle to increase or maintain ...

Inside The U Of I Law School's Book-Cooking Scandal

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago
Feisal G. Mohamed

The University of Illinois issued its final report this week on the goosing of class profile data posted by the College of Law publicly and reported to the ABA. This really does look like déjà vu all over again.

The 10 Toughest Law Schools To Get Into

Posted 12.11.2011 | College

Have a yen for justice? Aspirations of being a senator or the president? Then you must go to law school! Our friends at the Princeton Review surve...

Market Irrationality in the Law School 'Arms Race'

Daniel J. H. Greenwood | Posted 07.06.2011 | College
Daniel J. H. Greenwood

Law schools depend on their graduates being able to get jobs, and graduates' ability to get jobs depends on USNWR rankings. The consequence is a market-induced disaster.

How Law Schools Completely Misrepresent Their Job Numbers

The New Republic | Posted 06.25.2011 | College

This month, thousands of ambitious young people are asking themselves the same question: Does it make sense to invest $100,000 to $250,000, and the ne...

What's Really Behind U.S. News' Refusal to Consider Diversity?

Victor Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Victor Gold

Once again, the magazine has refused to consider diversity as a factor in its ranking system. There is a broad consensus among law school deans and professors that diversity enriches law school education.

The Top 10 Law Schools In America

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

For the twentieth year running, Yale University remains the best law school in the country, according to rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News and Wo...

12 Law Schools Recruiters Love

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Although Yale may be U.S. News and World Report's best law school, hiring firms themselves prefer Harvard. According to a survey of 105 of the countr...

The 10 Hardest Law Schools To Get Into

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Fall is in the air, which can mean only one thing: Law school applications will soon be due. Based on data from 172 schools, the Princeton Review dete...