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Interesting article regarding law school debt

Postby Oklahoma2014 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:28 am

Amazing that 8 of the top 20 schools with the highest average debt are in the bottom tier of schools. 16 of 20 are ranked 100+.

http://www.nationaljurist.com/content/q ... t-disaster

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Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:35 am

Great information. Thanks for posting this article. American University average law school debt above $151,000 ! Stetson & Syracuse also made the list as #19 & #20 at about $133,000 of debt per student. Catholic University was ther fourth Top 100 law school to make this list.

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Postby Nammertat » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:48 pm

Fantastic article!

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Re: Interesting article regarding law school debt

Postby PutSumGravyOnIt » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:58 pm

Good post, same old story though. Do not attend a non-T14 school without connections in the region, a big scholarship, etc.

The tricky part IMO is when you have a top-100 or even top-50 school--the average indebtedness may "only" be $90,000, and the job% post-grad may be a bit better, but is it worth it even then?

I do believe at some point it's worthless to talk in generalities about whether anyone should go to these schools (like on these forums). It must be decided on a case-by-case basis, not the mass group-think of TLS, Above the law, USnews, or any other organization.

Perhaps the only concrete thing to take away is: don't go to law school if you will be BURIED under debt.

Slight edit: saw that some higher-ranked schools made the list, but the lesson is the same.

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Re: Interesting article regarding law school debt

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:12 pm

Man, Northwestern is slumming it on that list.



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