The Future Of Law School

The Future Of Law School

Applications are down and tuition is up, while the number of graduates who find law jobs is dropping. Kojo explores the challenges facing law schools as they try to adapt to new economic realities.

For decades, a law degree was seen as a ticket to success -- especially at big firms offering top salaries. But the economic downtown has dampened the outlook for newly-minted J.D.s and prompted a debate over whether law school is still "worth it." Kojo explores the challenges law schools face in this new landscape, from sinking applications to mounting tuition rates and levels of student debt.

Guests

William Treanor

Dean, Georgetown University Law Center

William Henderson

Professor of Law and Director of the Center on the Global Legal Profession, Indiana University Law School

Daniel Mills

Assistant Director, Practice Management Advisory Service, District of Columbia Bar

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