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Why Law School Costs So Much

2 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2004  

George C. Leef

Pope Center for Higher Education Policy


Does law school have to cost as much as it does? Because of collusion between state legislatures and the American Bar Association, law school costs much more than it needs to. If we allowed a free market in legal education, the cost of preparing for a legal career would fall dramatically.

Keywords: Law school, American Bar Association, legal education, free market

JEL Classification: I22, K00

Suggested Citation

Leef, George C., Why Law School Costs So Much. Regulation, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 12-13, Spring 2003. Available at SSRN:

George C. Leef (Contact Author)

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