Is the Great Law School Contraction upon us?
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School announced last week that it will shutter its six-year old branch campus, the Savannah Law School, due to dwindling enrollment. It’s only the latest victim in a seven-year-long downturn for legal education, that has seen a number of law school campuses close down or initiate plans to wind down. And like their counterparts at some other closed schools, Savannah students have already sued.
The failures don’t look likely to stop soon, with a least one other law school teetering on the brink of closure.
Here’s a recap of American Bar Association-accredited law programs that have closed in recent times, or may soon do so.