July 22, 2014
Bargain tuition leads to notable initial applicant pool for new U North Texas law school
Story here. At roughly 14K per year that's going to put some real pressure on SMU and Texas Wesleyan (now Texas A&M) which are significantly more.
July 12, 2014
June 2014 LSAT takers down 9.1% from prior year
Blog Emperor Caron has the details. One pattern that seems to be emerging is that applicants are applying later in the season (recall that we actually saw a slight increase in February 2014 LSAT takers compared to the prior year). But a 9% decline in June takers almost surely guarantees that the law school teaching market this coming fall will be as bad as last year, since schools can't re-enter the market for new faculty without the ability to project enrollments into the future.
July 07, 2014
Signs of the times: Boston-area law schools adjust
June 30, 2014
Slate business columnist: now's the time to go to law school
June 24, 2014
Writing Prize inflation at Yale Law School
No surprise here, courtesy of my colleague Eric Posner. A Yale resume without several writing prizes should be inherently suspect!
June 20, 2014
Class of 2013, 9 months out
The new NALP report: more jobs, slightly higher salaries, but also higher unemployment due to the size of the Class of 2013.
June 19, 2014
ABA approves splitting the two Penn State law school campuses into separate institutions
The official announcement. If the Dickinson School in Carlyle is not listed as part of Penn State for U.S. News purposes, that will have a deleterious effect on its rankings, due to the notorious halo effects of university names.
June 14, 2014
Congratulations to the University of Chicago Law School Class of 2014
It's been a pleasure and a privilege to teach such talented young men and women, and I am sure I speak for all of my colleagues in wishing you much professional success and personal happiness in the years ahead!
June 11, 2014
ABA Section on Legal Education recommends changes...
June 10, 2014
U of Minnesota provides $2 million to offset law school's deficit
Story here. If a major state law school, perenially top 20ish, is in this situation, I would imagine many other law schools are as well.