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Will Law School Transparency Lead to New Rankings Industry? And Will Legal Ed Retool?

A proposal to require law schools to provide more detailed employment information by the ABA’s law school accrediting arm is a lot like cancer treatment, according to Indiana University law professor William Henderson.
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Pop! Goes the Law School Bubble

The era of twenty-somethings blindly stampeding their way towards law school seems to be finally, mercifully drawing to a close.
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humm that good !
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LSAT Test Takers Decline; Is Law School Tuition Bubble Bursting?

New statistics indicate fewer people are interested in law school, and schools are apparently responding by holding down tuition increases.
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Are Law Schools the "Next Tobacco" for Class Action Lawyers?

Are Law Schools the "Next Tobacco" for Class Action Lawyers? | LawSchoolScam | Scoop.it

Sometimes in life, you reap what you sow. In law school, you succeed on your exams, especially in classes like Torts, by identifying as many causes of action in a fact pattern as you can.

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The Law School Lawsuits Go to Court: How Did Team Strauss/Anziska Fare Against New York Law School?

The Law School Lawsuits Go to Court: How Did Team Strauss/Anziska Fare Against New York Law School? | LawSchoolScam | Scoop.it
On March 12, Team Strauss/Anziska went to court to argue against New York Law School's motion to dismiss. A day later, everyone wants to know if any rulings were made in this closely watched and hotly debated case....
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Lean times for law school grads

CBS Evening News: Lean times for law school grads - Some law schools are being sued by former students because of what they claim is falsely advertised employment numbers...
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Dear Me, Don't Go to Law School (alternate)

In making this video in the image of Dear 16 Year Old Me, by the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund, the students at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law reco...
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Won't Someone Think About the Profs? Notre Dame Screws Its Students

Above the Law just wrote a scathing report of the tuition gouging just announced at Notre Dame. 

 

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Another Professor Drops the Exam Ball

Is it more than 2 months since the end of a semester? Then I guess that means it's time yet again for another late grade fiasco. The newest installment of Professors Suck at Performing Their Basic Job Functions comes to us from UVA, a tipster to Above the Law reported that grades had not yet been submitted for a professional responsibility class.

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Law School Tuition Increases Quicker than Inflation During Previous Decade | JD Journal

Law School Tuition Increases Quicker than Inflation During Previous Decade | JD Journal | LawSchoolScam | Scoop.it
  There has been an increase of 73 percent in private law school tuition figures from 2000 to 2010.
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NY Times Reporter Sounds off on Legal Education, Accreditation and the 'Crazy' Race for Rankings

New York Times reporter David Segal, whose recent series of stories on legal education has touched off a furor in the legal community, says law schools have taken the quest for higher rankings and greater prestige to...
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Extremely Versatile Crockery

Extremely Versatile Crockery | LawSchoolScam | Scoop.it
For the record, a law degree is not “versatile.” Being a lawyer amounts to a strike against you if you ever decide to pursue another career.

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Another Law School Sued, But This Time With Allegations of ‘Negligent Enrollment’

Another Law School Sued, But This Time With Allegations of ‘Negligent Enrollment’ | LawSchoolScam | Scoop.it
We’ve previously written about all of the problems that have befallen Duncan School of Law’s hopes for provisional accreditation by the American Bar Association.
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Law grads: lots of debt, few jobs

The number of people taking the law-school admission test spiked after the Great Recession hit in 2007. But it has dropped more than 16?percent this year, the largest decline in more than a decade.
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For LSAT, Sharp Drop in Popularity for Second Year

The Law School Admission Test was administered 16 percent fewer times than a year ago, the largest decline in more than a decade.
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Whither the LSAT Takers?

Whither the LSAT Takers? | LawSchoolScam | Scoop.it
The Law School Admission Council has put out the most recent LSAT stats; test administration in February was lower than it's been in more than 10 years. According to Steve Schwartz at LSAT Blog, fewer than 130,000 tests were administered.
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Law school fuzzy grad jobs stats: A federal offense?

Law school fuzzy grad jobs stats: A federal offense? | LawSchoolScam | Scoop.it
Widespread manipulation of law school employment data may boost a school’s rankings, but it might also be considered federal fraud, according to a new study.
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NYSBA Journal Article Relies on Several Logical Fallacies to ‘Connect the Dots’ on Legal Education’s Outlook

NYSBA Journal Article Relies on Several Logical Fallacies to ‘Connect the Dots’ on Legal Education’s Outlook | LawSchoolScam | Scoop.it
Gary Munneke, “Race to the Finish Line: Legal Education, Jobs and the Stuff dreams are made of,” New York State Bar Association Journal Citing his 40-years’ observation of the leg...
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Do Not Go to a Second-Tier Law School Under Any Circumstances

Do Not Go to a Second-Tier Law School Under Any Circumstances | LawSchoolScam | Scoop.it
In case you've forgotten, let us take this opportunity to remind you: do not go to law school. Law school is worthless. Even more worthless than you think.
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Demetri Martin on Law School "Word of the Day"

Demetri Martin telling a story about how he goofed around during law school before dropping out after 2nd year.
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If Your Prof Still Hasn’t Given You Your Grades, He Better Be Fired or Dead

If Your Prof Still Hasn’t Given You Your Grades, He Better Be Fired or Dead | LawSchoolScam | Scoop.it
Every year, heck, every semester, we have to run a story about professors being unforgivably late in performing one of their few job requirements: transmitting grades to students.
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The least among us

It is rather ironic that the Bar Foundation and the Bar Association make such a big deal about caring for "the least among us." The most that they can offer new attorneys who haven't been able to find a job is a meager fee reduction that apparently can't be applied if the deadline is missed. In any regard, the fee reduction is useless if you can't find employment anywhere.

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The Bad News Law Schools

The Bad News Law Schools | LawSchoolScam | Scoop.it
A forthcoming book takes up the problem of legal education, from within and without.
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A versatile degree

This is perhaps the dirtiest of our many dirty little secrets: if it should turn out you can't use your law degree to have a real legal career, then it's far from clear that going to law school will end up being a net positive for you even if we don't take into account either the direct or the opportunity costs you incurred in getting that degree.

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