Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Law School Statistics

The July 2008 edition of the Young Lawyer, a publication of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, contains an article which offers several eye-opening statistics on the rise of law school accreditation, law school tuition, and student debt. According to Andrew P. Morriss and William D. Henderson, The New Math of Legal Education, 12 Young Lawyer 1 (July 2008), the ABA has accredited “20 additional schools since 1990”; “[s]ince 1987, law school tuition rose…224 percent at private institutions”; and the “average amount of law school debt owed at graduation soared 431 percent between 1987 and 2005.”

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