As Law School Struggles to Stay Open, Some See ‘a Canary in the Coal Mine’

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Thomas Jefferson School of Law opened a $90-million, eight-story building in downtown San Diego in 2011, just as applications to law schools nationwide took a nosedive. The school says it’s now close to a debt-restructuring deal that will allow it to “continue to prosper.” But experts say “prosper” is a tough order in legal education these days.
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Much has been written about the sky-high debts facing law-school graduates, who face difficult odds in landing jobs that will help pay off their loans. But students at Thomas Jefferson School of Law are among the first who are contemplating the...

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