Saturday, January 21, 2006

Law School and Beyond--Facts and Figures About Legal Education

Have you ever wanted to find a list of specialized post-J.D. degree programs offered by American law schools? Did you ever need some reliable facts and figures about legal education for a research paper, presentation or special event? A great source of quick and authoritative information is the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Their web site’s Legal Education Statistics page provides links to the latest law school enrollment figures, and to statistics on student and faculty demographics, law school tuition and living expenses, and much more. Select other links to view listings of post-J.D. programs in a wide variety of specialties, from tax law to tribal law, with a definition of the legal degrees conferred. Those interested in the financial impact of their career choices, especially in the light of law student debt, might want to scroll down under “Latest News” on the Section’s home page for the link to the “Report of the ABA Commission on Loan Repayment and Assistance.” This report highlights recent data on student debt patterns, lawyer starting salaries, and the impact of both on law school graduates and the communities they serve.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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