Northwestern To Cut Admissions By 10% As Hiring Rates Drop

Law360, Los Angeles (March 11, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT) -- Northwestern University School of Law will cut incoming admissions for its traditional degree program by 10 percent in response to declining law firm hiring rates and increased outsourcing of certain legal jobs, the school announced Monday.

The announcement, addressed to the Northwestern law community, comes after a year of meetings between Northwestern Law School and its key stakeholders. The school is "not immune" from the effects of decreased law firm hiring, a 20 percent annual reduction in applications and the outsourcing of legal work, it said....
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