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.
Katheryn Hayes Tucker | March 26, 2018
"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. “We hope to help these students secure an adequate recovery in light of this devastating turn of events."
Karen Sloan | March 28, 2018
Supporters of the institution hope to convince a public university to take over the school.
Maria Danilova | November 09, 2017
Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98 percent of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools,…
Karen Sloan | March 12, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education has extended the so-called closed-school discharge period, allowing more former Charlotte School of Law students to apply to wipe out their federal loans.
Karen Sloan | April 04, 2018
Former professors at two of InfiLaw's for-profit law schools have filed whistleblower suits claiming student loan fraud, and lawyers say there could be more such suits pending under seal.
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