Hastings College cutbacks a response to legal education's 'crisis'

, The National Law Journal

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The University of California Hastings College of the Law will reduce enrollment by 240 students over the next three years — a 20 percent decrease. Administrators cast the move as an acknowledgement that legal academia has become bloated.

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    The Hastings College decision to cut law school enrollment is a response to the loud and growing critics of law school education and the lawsuits being driven by former students. With the economy as it is now and the prospects not hugely better, this is the first in what I believe many law schools will do to help dampen the criticism. http://www.legalfunding.com/news/post-settlement-lawsuit-funding-for-attorneys

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