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Greedy law schools taught jobless grads too well

March 16, 2012

Disgruntled lawyers are suing their alma maters for exaggerating employment prospects. That seems fitting for a litigious lot with buyers’ remorse over a $120,000 education. A lousy job market isn’t the schools’ fault, but training these cheeky legal eagles may be.

Law school deans could do with some Econ 101

April 17, 2012

Tuition at the likes of Yale and Stanford keeps rising faster than inflation, despite fewer aspiring lawyers in the United States. And job prospects for graduates are getting worse. Despite their advanced skills, legal educators haven’t yet mastered the law of supply and demand.