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Tuition Cuts and Tuition "Cuts"

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.11.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

In a recent report on the state of legal education, Moody's, the credit rating service, noted in passing that tuition cuts are not necessarily an effective tactic for improving enrollment. The rationale is important for people to understand.

American Legal Education: The First 150 Years

Brian Leiter | Posted 03.14.2014 | Education
Brian Leiter

Christopher Columbus Langdell, Dean of the Harvard Law School from 1870 to 1895, set the paradigm for what law schools and legal scholars should do, a paradigm that lasted for nearly a century until my colleague Judge Richard Posner finally upset it in the 1970s.

'Experiential' Education Is Not the Solution to the Problems Facing Law Schools

Brian Leiter | Posted 03.07.2014 | College
Brian Leiter

No one disputes the value of experiential learning courses for many, perhaps even most, law students. The only real question before the ABA is whether to require more than another half-year of required coursework after the first year. That is, to put it simply, a terrible idea.

American Law Schools and the Psychology of Cyber-Hysteria

Brian Leiter | Posted 03.02.2014 | College
Brian Leiter

The cyber-mob counsels against earning a J.D. without offering any other guidance; yet the best evidence demonstrates that a J.D. is a good financial investment for the vast majority over the long term.

American Law Schools: The New Economic Realities

Brian Leiter | Posted 02.28.2014 | College
Brian Leiter

The status quo in American legal education hummed along quite well for several decades -- most graduates of accredited law schools passed the bar, most found paid work as lawyers, and most fared far better, financially, than those who did not get law degrees. But two events in the last eight years unsettled the status quo, one familiar, one less so.

Law School Is On Sale

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Law school is on sale in the state of Iowa. The University of Iowa College of Law is lowering its tuition price by 16.4 percent to both residents ...

Cutting Law Schools

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

Law schools must cut. Enrollment is down. The drop has no end in sight. It might be temporary; it might be permanent. Even if it is the former rather ...

Time to Put Lawyers Back to Work as Public Servants

Darius Graham | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Darius Graham

Since the start of the Great Recession, numerous articles and reports have detailed the employment woes of lawyers and recent law school graduates.

Is A Public Interest Career Still Possible?

abovethelaw.com | Posted 12.19.2012 | College

Admit it: when you applied to law school, your admissions essay was probably about your desire to help some poor, disadvantaged group of people. You w...

What Are the Problems of Law School Tuition?

Jay Conison | Posted 10.01.2012 | College
Jay Conison

Everyone agrees that law school tuition is too high. And everyone agrees that something must be done. But to what degree is tuition too high? And just what are law schools supposed to do about it?

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 ...

Law School Should Remain Accessible to All

Larry Velvel | Posted 08.07.2012 | College
Larry Velvel

Law schools have always been a route to advancement in America. So it is important that law schools remain a route of advancement for the middle and lower economic classes. But such access is increasingly difficult to come by.

10 Things Law Schools Don't Want You To Know

Posted 06.06.2012 | Money

SmartMoney: 10 Things Law Schools Won't Tell You We reveal why the Juris Doctor isn't what it used to be. 1. "Lawyers are a dime a dozen." ...

Law Schools in the Dock

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 05.28.2012 | College
Bennett L. Gershman

These students paid high tuitions, often with borrowed money, and now are without work and competing for increasingly scarce law jobs, and who face the bleak prospect of crushing debt with little hope of relief.

Is The Foolproof Law Degree Becoming An Endangered Species?

Huffington Post | Fernanda Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

What if law school is no longer as lucrative as it used to be? And what if procuring funding to obtain a juris doctorate is akin to taking out a subpr...

Shahien Nasiripour

While Law School Tuition Skyrockets, Government Student Loan Limits Remain Stagnant

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While law school tuition has skyrocketed over the past 15 years, federal loan limits have remained stagnant, putting more pressure on students to take...