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LSAT or GRE? Some law schools say giving applicants an option may improve diversity

Aug 28, 2019
Some law schools are expanding entrance exam options as a way to try and encourage more diverse students to apply.

Downsizing hits legal education

Feb 21, 2019
As enrollment declines and the job market for lawyers stagnates, some law schools are struggling to keep the lights on.
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New paper chase: law school for non-lawyers

Aug 15, 2016
Non-J.D. enrollment at law schools is growing
Cheryl Kettinger in her new office at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in North Philadelphia. 
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Why law school enrollment is way down

Dec 17, 2014
Technology helps create a tight job market for young lawyers.

Putting student debt on trial

Mar 25, 2014
Law school applications are plummeting, so what are they worth?

Job prospects getting worse for law school graduates

Jun 25, 2012
The Wall Street Journal reports that newly minted lawyers have only about a 50 percent chance of being employed as lawyers nine months out from graduation.

Patent wars boost patent lawyers

May 29, 2012
With tech companies in expensive battles over patents and copyrights, intellectual property lawyers are in the money.

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Yes, take advantage of a rollover IRA

May 24, 2012
My wife and I have taught in Alabama public schools for the past 2 years and have made (forced) contributions to the state retirement system in that time frame. Together, we've got around $8,000 invested in the state retirement system. Realizing the limited income prospects for career teachers, we both applied and were accepted to a top 25 law school on full-tuition scholarship. My question to you is this: For my retirement account, I have the option of either a) taking a lump-sum payment of the $8,000, minus 20 percent in federal income tax, or b) rolling it over into a 401(k), IRA, or similar long-term savings plan. Should I take the money and run, or should I start building a retirement nest egg while I'm financing the rest of my life with borrowed money? Alex, Montgomery, AL

Hastings law school judges the job market

May 1, 2012
And it finds it wanting. So, the University of California school will slice enrollment rather than send too many lawyers into an economy with too few jobs.

Law school entrance exams down 16 percent

Mar 20, 2012
The number of students taking the test to go to law school fell to its lowest level in 12 years, according to the latest data from the Law School Admission Council, which administers the test.