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Another Angle to the Law Student "Lack of Employment" Lawsuits

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A couple of weeks ago Kyle posted an article about lawsuits by law students against law schools.  The suits had to do with allegations of the dim employment prospects and the schools’ alleged attempt to artificially brighten the look of those prospects by manipulating job placement data.  Law schools have also received some negative commentary about the cost of attendance and the utilization of funds generated by law students.  That presents an interesting angle to the debate.  If law school was not so expensive would the job data be the issue it has become?  Last summer, Creighton University School of Law took action to address the situation by committing to reducing its class size.  While it seems to be a step in the right direction it is rare and perhaps not likely to be followed by many given the apparent pressures to produce revenue for non-revenue producing schools.  It will be interesting to watch this develop as the economy struggles to recover.

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