Paul L. Caron

Thursday, January 16, 2014

WSJ: Law Schools Cut Tuition Amid Dismal Legal Jobs Market

RWWall Street Journal:  Some Law Schools Cutting Tuition Amid Dismal Legal Jobs Market:

[A] mini-trend—call it a trendlet—appears to be sprouting up at a handful of law schools that have actually ratcheted back their tuition costs in recent months.

The latest to join the party is Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island. On Wednesday the school announced it is reducing tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year by about 18%, from $41,400 to $33,792.

Rates will be frozen at that level for three years, with no rate increases for all students who remain continuously enrolled full time. Between the cut and the guarantee, the sticker price of an RWU Law degree will drop by about $30,000, the school said, helping to reduce student debt loads.

Update:  National Law Journal, Roger Williams Law Announces 18 Percent Tuition Cut

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