What Actually Drives Law School Tuition Rates?
October 04, 2021
The cost of law school, like the rest of higher education, is rising dramatically. Recent graduates are suing schools for misleading employment information and the word "scam" is being tossed about with increasing frequency. So we decided to do a little but of digging into some of the potential reasons why law school tuition, in particular, is going up so quickly.
We came accross a particularly reasonable, and salient, approach to the question at the Volokh Conspiracy blog.
Professor Volokh thinks that two main factors may be at fault: the rising salaries of first year associates at law firms and student loans that are increasingly given out regardless of the individual's likely ability to pay them back.
Click here to read the rest of Professor Volokh's post.
What do you think? Is law school a scam?