Law school apps drop 16.7%, Vermont raises $15m

It was a BAD week for …


Law school growth, after it was revealed that the number of law school applicants has dropped 16.7 percent from last year. The LSAC, which only released the data privately, said the numbers are still preliminary and that only 48 percent of applicants had applied to law school by this time last year. A spokesperson blamed the negative media about employment

It was a GOOD week for …

Fundraising for clinics, after Vermont Law School announced it has raised more than $15 million, much of which will support a new building, already under renovation, for its clinical programs. The building, which will house the school’s environmental clinic, is being renovated according to strict standards for stewardship of the environment. It has been the stand-alone law school’s most successful fund drive to date, and it hopes to raise another $1 million to $2 million before June 30. Some of the funds will also assist with financial aid for students.
 

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