Kirschenfeld: The Law School Crisis, Visualized

Aaron Kirschenfeld of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has posted The Law School Crisis, Visualized.

Here is the introduction:

For the past year, I have been researching changes in the legal profession and the market it has created, but I have had trouble sorting out the story buried in the often cited numbers contained in scam blog posts, academic works, or news reports. On this site, I have gathered a wide variety of source material and data to tell a story and to present a challenge — if you are considering going to law school, will deciding to go really ruin your life? To that end, I’ve prepared several easy-to-grasp visualizations about law school applications, debt, employment after graduation, and the current crisis in the legal market. […]

The post includes a description of Aaron’s methodology and links to the datasets.

HT @kirschsubjudice

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