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The number of law school failures in recent years is unprecedented in the history of legal education. Lower enrollment, the high cost of paying faculty and a poor job market have spelled the end for five schools since 2014, with another on the brink of collapse. Here’s a closer look at what’s driving the declines.

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Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98 percent of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools, according to an analysis of Education Department data.

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