High cost of law school

March 2, 2012
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The American Lawyer has an interesting article about why law school tuition keeps going up. As a law school applicant, you’re partly to blame.

In the latest issue of Indiana Lawyer, reporter Jenny Montgomery takes a look at how school debt – including that acquired from attending law school – is leading toward a new economic crisis. She also writes about how some are pushing for bankruptcy discharge of school debt – with default being one of only three federal criminal actions without statutes of limitation.

The AM Law Daily from the American Lawyer published an article about another component of this debt crisis – rising law school tuition. The article gives reasons as to why it costs so much to get a JD, illustrating with charts and graphs. In a nutshell, the writer blames applicants, U.S. News & World Report, and the federal government.

The author also points out that tuition is rising faster at law schools than other professional schools like dental or medical schools.

What do you think about the article and law school tuition and debt in general?


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