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Columbia, Stanford and Chicago law schools now cost more than $100,000 to attend

Columbia, Stanford and Chicago law will charge more than $100,000 to attend in the 2019-20 academic year, but passing that benchmark won't hurt their popularity, experts say.

Illinois Chicago will acquire law school despite trends in legal education

University of Illinois at Chicago moves to acquire nearby private law school while, to the west, the University of Iowa closes a branch campus it was given in 2015.

Guest lecture on free speech at CUNY law school heckled

Speaker at CUNY law school interrupted repeatedly by those who said he shouldn't have been permitted there.

ABA letters on accreditation reflect contracting market for law schools

The ABA has publicly posted reports on the accreditation status of more than 5 percent of the law schools it approves in the last 18 months, providing a window into the continued aftereffects of the law school bubble.

Accreditors' scrutiny of Florida law school renews concerns over oversight

Legal education observers say accreditation issues at Florida Coastal School of Law -- whose graduates have struggled to pay off loans -- should lead to tougher look at its parent company, InfiLaw.

Rejection from state regulator seals fate of Charlotte School of Law

Abrupt closure of Charlotte School of Law appears to end months-long saga over program's access to federal aid. But questions remain over which former students will be eligible for discharge of student loans and liability for taxpayers.

American Bar Association receives pushback on tenure proposal

The ABA wants to end a rule that assures law schools have the majority of courses taught by full-timers. While some say this would minimize costs, others see an erosion of quality.

Whittier Law School shutdown raises prospect of future closures and access for underrepresented students

Plans to close law school spark questions about future shutdowns and worries about impact on student access.

Whittier College's law school won't enroll new students

After college announces decision by board, law school denounces the move.

Initial audit finds flaws in some law school employment reporting practices

A random review finds five of 10 institutions fell short on backing up claims about graduates' job placement success.

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