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Summary: The University of Massachusetts School of Law, faced with a $3.8m deficit, has decided to cut its incoming class down by a third. The narrative of law school struggles continues, with the University of Massachusetts School of Law struggling…>read moreNo Comment May 11, 2015
Summary: In the aftermath of the law bar passage rate of 2014, many states are considering bypassing the bar exam. By now most of us know the ongoing story of the 2008 recession and the transformative work it has had…>read moreNo Comment March 23, 2015
Summary: How and why the U.S. News Ranking of law schools has changed their metric regarding law school patronage. The most striking change in the U.S. News Ranking of Law Schools, the magazine-based annual report that goes so far in…>read moreNo Comment March 11, 2015
Summary: Law schools have more to worry about than the release of the US News Ranking. March 10th might feel like a cataclysm for law schools. After all, that’s when the all important US News Rankings come out, which determines…>read more1 Comment March 9, 2015
Summary: As law schools are doing more to raise enrollment than in 2009, there is indication some law schools may soon close. Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley School of Law was the first of what may soon become a…>read moreNo Comment December 2, 2014
Summary: Why are there really fewer law firm jobs out there? While the declining legal market, the recession, and increased law school enrollment have all been blamed, what is the real reason fewer law firm jobs are available? These…>read moreNo Comment August 15, 2014
More associates are happy with their large law firm jobs than in a decade. How is this possible? With places like CareerBliss and its 65,000 “employee-generated reviews” saying nay, why does a survey from the American Lawyer show that “Job…>read moreNo Comment September 2, 2013
Citi Private Bank, which uses its connections with over 600 U.S. and U.K. law firms and 35,000 individual lawyers, to produce yearly reports on how the legal market is doing, has released its “first-half” report, now that we are halfway…>read moreNo Comment August 19, 2013
The current law market illustrates the principle of compensation quiet well. With schools like McGeorge School of Law down on student body size by 40 percent, necessarily the school will have to contract and release staff, adjusting tuition and changing…>read moreNo Comment July 23, 2013
The Hildebrandt and Citi Reports continue to depress us, telling us this time that 2012’s legal market is as backwards as 2011. Amidst the series of predictions the reports made, little put a rainbow of hope on the rain cloud…>read moreNo Comment February 15, 2012
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