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51% Of Iowa Law Students Receive Full (Or Greater) Tuition Scholarships

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_ blog/2017/12/more-than-50 massivemissive12/19/17
I'm fairly impressed, actually. They haven't surrendered an dietcoke12/19/17
Yes, good for the Iowa kids who won't be graduating saddled rubbersoul1412/20/17
They vast underperform their us news rankings when it comes karlmarx12/20/17
They vastly underperform their us news rankings when it come karlmarx12/20/17
A particular school can't be held accountable for the state dietcoke12/20/17
What is the point of a school outside its actual student out karlmarx12/20/17
Law Schools tend to have regional reaches, with the exceptio nighthawk12/20/17
It's a trap. No one should go there and pay full tuition. Yo tacocheese12/21/17
massivemissive (Dec 19, 2017 - 1:15 pm)

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2017/12/more-than-50-of-iowa-law-students-receive-full-or-greater-tuition-scholarships-.html


Back in the day, Iowa was considered a good school. That they have to offer these incentives tells me how bad law schools must be hurting.

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dietcoke (Dec 19, 2017 - 3:20 pm)

I'm fairly impressed, actually. They haven't surrendered an inch on their LSAT/GPA medians. Everything has been maintained.

To do that, they've slashed the class size and surrendered a massive proportion of their tuition income.

Even the T14...err, T13... cut their admissions standards by-and-large.

GULC basically turned into a diploma mill, shamelessly slashing standards.

Iowa held the line, though.

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rubbersoul14 (Dec 20, 2017 - 1:54 pm)

Yes, good for the Iowa kids who won't be graduating saddled with a huge amount of debt. And credit to the school. Doesn't seem sustainable, so hopefully as many people as possible are taking advantage.

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karlmarx (Dec 20, 2017 - 3:05 pm)

They vast underperform their us news rankings when it comes to actual employment outcomes. And have for years. The fact Chicago is so overstaturated has something to do with it

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karlmarx (Dec 20, 2017 - 3:05 pm)

They vastly underperform their us news rankings when it comes to actual employment outcomes. And have for years. The fact Chicago is so overstaturated has something to do with it

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dietcoke (Dec 20, 2017 - 3:52 pm)

A particular school can't be held accountable for the state of the legal market in their area. They can only be held accountable for their honesty with potential students and compliance with accreditation rules.

Holding the line on student quality is the honest/conforming move. That's what a respectable school does.

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karlmarx (Dec 20, 2017 - 4:05 pm)

What is the point of a school outside its actual student outcomes? The rest of it is just vanity. Lsat and GPA have no meaning on their own.

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nighthawk (Dec 20, 2017 - 4:56 pm)

Law Schools tend to have regional reaches, with the exception of the top schools. Iowa is a good school but what prospects do you have there? Farm law? Stubbed your toe on the tractor? Remember, it's a flyover state. I've met people headed to Chicago, Denver, Utah on vacation. People get addicted to those places and stay there. Des Moines and the like don't have the same traction. Then again, I received an avalanche of email making doc review requests over the past week or so. Iowa U lawyers can take these gigs with no student debt to complain about. Some lawyer who graduated from Drake can handle speeding cow case.

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tacocheese (Dec 21, 2017 - 9:08 am)

It's a trap. No one should go there and pay full tuition. You basically end up subsidizing the educations of your peers. If half the class is paying $0 and you're paying $30k (or whatever their tuition is now), you know it's a bum deal. Like, who just walks into a used car dealership and pays sticker price without doing any research about what the market rate for the car is?

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