Law School Admissions

Title

Agreements to Improve Student Aid: An Antitrust Perspective

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-2017

Keywords

scholarships, financial aid, legal education, socioeconomic status

Abstract

Law schools tie much of their scholarship money to LSAT scores and undergraduate grades. By awarding substantial discounts to students with above-median indicators, schools attempt to climb the U.S. News ranking ladder. This practice, as many educators recognize, reduces access to legal education for low-income and minority students. As a result, many schools would like to shift at least some of their scholarship funds to need-based awards. Schools, however, struggle to make that change unilaterally; they worry about losing ground in the rankings race.

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