High cost of law schools, cont’d

Walter Russell Mead weighs in [“First, Let’s Indenture All The Lawyers,” The American Interest] Federal student loan program serves as enabler of insane law student debt burdens [Brian Tamanaha, “The Quickly Exploding Law Student Debt Disaster,” Balkinization via Caron] Related: “Judge Tosses Lawsuit against Law School over Employment Stats” [WSJ Law Blog, WLF “Legal Pulse”, earlier] “Remedies for Unreasonably Defective Law Schools” [Frances Zacher, Abnormal Use, more] And: A. Benjamin Spencer (Washington & Lee), “The Law School Critique in Historical Perspective” [SSRN via Caron]

Also, another review of Schools for Misrule is out, this one from Bradley Watson in the Claremont Review.


  • The cost is quite high indeed. I do think there needs to be more transparency with respect to a law school’s post-graduation employment statistics. However, that’s not going to stop a lot of folks who think that they will be one of the lucky ones.

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