Hamline University caught up in national law-school enrollment plunge

Fewer coming through (JMS Boggio via Flickr)
Fewer coming through (JMS Boggio via Flickr)

The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal discusses a Wall Street Journal article that lists Hamline University's law school as one of many across the nation making cuts in the face of declining enrollment.

It reports that the school has cut its full-time faculty by 18 percent since 2010. Retirement-related attrition is reducing the numbers even more.

The Journal writes:

That's a reflection of the declining job prospects for law-school graduates. Lower- and middle-tier schools have been hit hardest.

It states that Hamline's expected enrollment of 100 students this year is less than half of what it was in 2010.

Read the full MSP Business Journal story here.

(The original WSJ article is behind a paywall.)

I'd like to find out how things look for other Minnesota law schools.

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