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http://www.uchastings.edu/fiscal/docs/Estimated_JD_Tuition_Fee_Schedule_2012.pdf

I just saw this from Hastings and I am sure this is happening all over the country, but it is just wrong. In 2011 Hastings cost 32k per year. http://www.lsac.org/LSACResources/Publications/2011OG/aba4342.pdf

Then I saw this not to long ago and had to say WTF. http://www.uchastings.edu/fiscal/docs/Estimated_JD_Tuition_Fee_Schedule_2012.pdf. For the 2012-2013 school year tuition will be 46k per year. Any 1L's that decided to enroll expecting to pay 32k for three years your stuck now so F you basically. That is an increase of Nearly 30% increase in one year.

That is just almost criminal, because a law student can't do anything. What are they supposed to do two years into their legal education 80k in debt then their school decides to jack it up another 20k when the legal job market is far from stellar. I really wish the ABA or the Federal Government would step in to stop this kind of behavior.

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General Board / Students suing law schools fair or foul?
« on: February 26, 2012, 07:31:43 PM »
http://newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.com/New_York/News/2012/02_-_February/Lawsuits_against_law_schools_weak__legal_ed_experts/

Just came across this and wondered what others thought. I personally think it is way off base and no school guarantees you will get a job. I don't quite know how deceptive the tactics were, but I do see schools reporting 90% employment when I know that can't be right. However, I don't think any other form of education even reports a percentage of employments. I would imagine undergrad employment is far worse than law school employment, because I doubt employers are heavily recruiting liberal arts majors.

It could be considered somewhat misleading, but I also think it is advertising and if your smart enough to get into a law school you should know these numbers don't guarantee you a job. I don't doubt there are other opinions on the subject just wanted to see what others thought.


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