Center for American Progress, December 2011


Link to a report from the Center for American Progress that argues legal education provides a good research window into all of higher education: "with only 198 fully  ABA-approved law schools in operation, legal education is the bite-sized versionvof the phenomena that are forcing change in all of our colleges."

"And it describes the unpleasant surprise that awaits law students upon graduation: Tough a few lucky grads will make more than $130,000 per year, most new lawyers can expect annual salaries of around $63,000. With monthly loan payments near $1,000, graduates are fnding that membership in the legal profession is not the golden ticket they thought it would be."

AuthorKeith Blakeman