The State of Law Schools & the Legal Profession
November 20, 2015
Guests: Roger Dennis, Kyle McEntee, and Jordan Weissmann
Are law schools lowering their standards? According to a new report released by the non-profit group Law School Transparency, average GPAs and LSAT scores of those applying to law school are on the decline, and the overall pool of applicants has also plummeted in recent years. This indicates that the bar passage rates in the US will continue to fall. This past July, first-time bar takers in Pennsylvania yielded the worst results in thirteen years. What are the implications for law schools, young lawyers, and the implications for clients? In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll discuss the state of law schools and the legal profession with ROGER DENNIS, dean of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University, and KYLE McENTEE, executive director of Law School Transparency, and JORDAN WEISSMAN, Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.