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Law School Student Debt Crisis

The problem of new graduate joblessness is even worse considering the amount of debt most students have upon graduation, clearly caused by the rapidly increasing law school tuition. In just the last ten years, from 1998 to 2008, tuition at public law schools increased by 74 percent, and public schools...

Can Your Career AFFORD a Law Degree?

ABA President Stephen N. Zack recently told the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin that law schools must do a better job of providing accurate information about the salary each school's graduates can realistically expect to make once they begin practicing law. The ABA Journal reports $60,000 a year as the...

Law Schools Entice Naïve Students Onto Campus With Rosy, Misleading Data

Surely you have read that New York Times article about law schools and how they entice naïve students onto their campuses with shiny misleading job placement data and median salary figures only to strap a lifetime of debt onto their backs and send them off into the barren desert. If you haven't...

Encouraging Congress to Examine the Dramatic Increase in the Cost of Law School

The themes of the recent article, " Is Law School a Losing Game? ", by David Segal which appeared in the New York Times are: 1) law schools play fast and loose with the truth in providing information about how many of their graduates have jobs nine months after graduation and what those...

Lexis® Hub for New Attorneys Podcast featuring Mary Kate Sheridan and David Limm of Vault.com on the value of a law school education.

On this edition, Mary Kate Sheridan, Vault.com's law editor, and David Limm, education editor at Vault.com, discuss the costs of law school versus the return on that significant investment. They review how to analyze schools and gather information, look at tier 1 versus tier 2 schools and talk about...

Law Schools Help the Wealthy According to Law Prof.

In older times, faced with the choice of attending Harvard Law School at full price or Duke on scholarship for half the price, the choice was that there was no choice at all. In the credential-obsessed legal world, Harvard would open more and pricier and arguably better doors than Duke. Even for people...