Our director, Aaron N. Taylor, discusses law school enrollment trends on NPR

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Aaron Taylor, a law professor at St. Louis University who monitors patterns of student enrollment, about the declining number of people applying to law school.

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“Statistics suggest ‘reverse Robin Hood scheme’ by law schools, prof says” (ABA Journal)

The percentage of black and Latino students entering law school last year was at a record high, but those groups may be subsidizing the cost of law school for their more privileged peers.

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Our director, Aaron N. Taylor, publishes op-ed in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Today, with higher law-school tuition rates and lower expectations of benefits for graduates, financial-aid policies that foist the highest costs on the poorest students are untenable — and unethical. Opportunity devoid of equity is little more than exploitation. Legal education must do better, and soon.

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“Expected Law School Student Loan Debt Continues to Grow, According to New Survey” (GoodCall)

If you thought your undergraduate student loans were stressful, the amount of money involved in going to law school may blow you away. The newest update to the Law School Survey of Student Engagement focuses on the financial implications of earning a Juris Doctorate.

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“Is Student Loan Stress The New Norm For Law School?” (Law360)

Law school students who expect to owe more than $80,000 in student loan debt by the time they graduate are more likely to experience high levels of stress or anxiety while attending school, and their plight is becoming the norm — especially at private law schools. That’s according to a survey of more than 20,000 students attending 80 law schools in the U.S. and Canada, conducted annually by Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research.

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“Law School Is Stressing Out Future Attorneys as Student Debt Continues to Rise” (The Street)

An increasing number of law school students expect a hike in debt and debt-related stress, according to findings from the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE), a ten-year study conducted by the Indiana University Center for Post Secondary Research.

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“As High Debt Among Law Students Increases, So Do Stress and Anxiety” (NASFAA)

The cost of a higher education has increased significantly over the last several years, and law school is no exception. But the proportion of law students who say they’re expecting to take on high levels of student loan debt has spiked in the last decade, according to a new report.

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“Race, Debt, and Opportunity” (Law School Cafe)

Education opens doors. In law schools, we have tried for decades to open one particular door: the one that welcomes more minority graduates into the profession. In some ways, we have succeeded admirably.

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“Law Students Face More Debt and More Stress” (Inside Higher Ed)

Law students are borrowing more and feeling more stress about that borrowing, according to the latest edition of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement, released today.

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“LSAT, Bar Failure, and Debt” (Law School Cafe)

The highly regarded Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) just added an alarming data point to this analysis. LSSSE reports that 52% of law students with the lowest LSAT scores (145 or less) expect to incur over $120,000 of debt for their legal education. In contrast, only 20% of students with LSATs above 155 will owe that much.

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