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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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Within days of Savannah Law School announcing its closing last Wednesday, students filed a putative class action for breach of contract and negligence, seeking relief including attorney fees and punitive damages.

“Earlier today, we filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of the students at Savannah Law School and are actively seeking justice on their behalf,” Stephen Lowry of Harris Lowry Manton said in a Friday evening news release. The plaintiffs firm has offices in Savannah and Atlanta.

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Katheryn Tucker

Katheryn Hayes Tucker is an Atlanta-based reporter covering legal news for the Daily Report and other ALM publications.

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