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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  1. Don't we have bigger issues to concern ourselves with?

  2. Anyone who takes the time to study disciplinary and bar admission cases in Indiana ... much of which is, as a matter of course and by intent, off the record, would have a very difficult time drawing lines that did not take into account things which are not supposed to matter, such as affiliations, associations, associates and the like. Justice Hoosier style is a far departure than what issues in most other parts of North America. (More like Central America, in fact.) See, e.g., http://www.theindianalawyer.com/indiana-attorney-illegally-practicing-in-florida-suspended-for-18-months/PARAMS/article/42200 When while the Indiana court system end the cruel practice of killing prophets of due process and those advocating for blind justice?

  3. Wouldn't this call for an investigation of Government corruption? Chief Justice Loretta Rush, wrote that the case warranted the high court’s review because the method the Indiana Court of Appeals used to reach its decision was “a significant departure from the law.” Specifically, David wrote that the appellate panel ruled after reweighing of the evidence, which is NOT permissible at the appellate level. **But yet, they look the other way while an innocent child was taken by a loving mother who did nothing wrong"

  4. Different rules for different folks....

  5. I would strongly suggest anyone seeking mediation check the experience of the mediator. There are retired judges who decide to become mediators. Their training and experience is in making rulings which is not the point of mediation.

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