Law Professor Gives Law Schools a Failing Grade

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David Kilper, Washington U. in St. Louis

"Law schools are thriving," writes Brian Tamanaha, who teaches law at Washington U. in St. Louis, "kept afloat by students making poor judgments to attend, while the federal government obligingly supplies the money to support their folly."

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David Kilper, Washington U. in St. Louis

"Law schools are thriving," writes Brian Tamanaha, who teaches law at Washington U. in St. Louis, "kept afloat by students making poor judgments to attend, while the federal government obligingly supplies the money to support their folly."

Law schools are bloated with too many underworked, overpaid professors whose salaries are supported by tuition increases that are making law school a losing bet for many students, a forthcoming book argues.

Brian Z. Tamanaha, a professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, delivers a blistering critique of his profession in Failing Law Schools, which is scheduled for publication in June by the University of Chicago Press.

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