Amid a time of declining interest in law school, tuition cuts at some institutions may be turning the tide.Three law schools that cut tuition have seen first-year enrollment increase by 22 percent to 52 percent this fall, the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) reports. A fourth school tried another tack–a grant program for in-state students–and also boosted enrollment.There was a drawback for two of the schools, however–LSAT scores dropped slightly, the story says. The four schools are:–The University of Iowa College of Law, which cut tuition by 16.4 percent, so that in-state tuition is $21,965 and nonresident tuition is $39,500. The school has 141 entering students this year, up from 93 last year. The median LSAT dropped by one point, however, while the median grade point average increased to 3.64 from 3.59 last year.–The Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island, which cut tuition from $41,400 to $33,792. Its entering class size increased by … [Read more...] about Increased enrollment follows tuition cuts at some law schools
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If you want to earn a top salary as a lawyer, it’s a good idea to attend law school at Cornell, Columbia, New York University, the University of Chicago or Harvard.But if you want the best return on investment, Brigham Young University and the University of Texas at Austin are good law-school choices, the New York Times DealBook blog reports.At Brigham Young, tuition is only $12,000 for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, while graduates seeking debt refinancing earn an average of $108,916. In-state tuition at the University of Texas is $34,000 a year, while graduates seeking debt refinancing earned an average of $105,254.The findings (PDF) are based on an analysis of more than 60,000 student loan refinancing applications from January 2014 to December 2016. The applicants, on average, had worked for three years after graduation. Student loan refinance company SoFi conducted the study.Here are the 10 law schools with the best graduate salaries relative to … [Read more...] about Which law schools offer the best and worst return on investment?
A former law student at Roger Williams University was being evaluated Tuesday night following an incident in which he allegedly sent threatening email to faculty and administrators at the university’s law school and then refused to leave his home.Kevin Pacheco, 36, emerged from his Dartmouth, Mass., home Tuesday night after police cut off the electric power following an eight-hour peaceful standoff, according to the Boston Globe and WLNE.A Providence Journal article includes a photo of weapons and ammunition confiscated by police.Pacheco is accused of sending email threats to school faculty in both Bristol, Mass., and Providence, R.I.“Pacheco is a former law school student who was last enrolled during the Fall 2012 semester,” the university said in a Tuesday written statement. “Until the e-mail received this morning, there had been no direct interaction with him in more than nine months.”Another Providence Journal article provides further details about the … [Read more...] about Former law student in police standoff after law school said he sent threatening email
The Roger Williams University School of Law is cutting tuition by about $7,600 and locking in the rate for three years for full-time, continuously enrolled students.The law school in Rhode Island announced the 18 percent tuition cut in a press release on Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal Law Blog and the Associated Press covered the news.Tuition will be lowered from $41,400 to $33,792 for the 2014-15 school year. Current law students receiving financial aid have a choice: They can keep their aid package at current tuition rates, or they can waive financial aid and pay the new tuition.Other law schools announcing tuition cuts include the University of Iowa (16 percent), the University of Arizona (11 percent for in-state residents and 8 percent for out-of-state residents), the University of Cincinnati (30 percent for out-of-state residents), and Pennsylvania State (nearly 50 percent for in-state residents). … [Read more...] about Tuition is cut 18 percent at this law school
Corrected: Loyola University Chicago’s law school is changing the name of its downtown building to the Philip H. Corboy Law Center.The school announced the name change today and the largest donation in the school’s history—made by Philip Corboy, the well-known Chicago personal injury lawyer, according to a press release.A previous newspaper report said the entire law school would be renamed, but that is incorrect, according to the law school’s communications director, Maeve Kiley. Citing the report, ABAJournal.com republished the incorrect information.Law school Dean David Yellen told the Chicago Tribune there were no strings attached to Corboy’s gift, which tops a $5 million donation made in 2006. The exact amount was not disclosed. Corboy is also donating his papers to Loyola.Corboy graduated first in his class from the law school in 1949, but he couldn’t find a job with any of the large law firms because he was “an Irish Catholic graduate … [Read more...] about Loyola Law School in Chicago to Rename Building After Big Donation by PI Lawyer (Corrected)