Blueprint LSAT Blog: Law School Debt

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How to Pay for Law School

Alright, strap in. Today we’re going to talk about how to pay for law school. Waitwait, come back. Get a fortifying beverage, because we need to talk. Law school isn’t going to pay for itself. So how are we, the prospective law students, supposed to deal with the terrifying dollar signs that float ominously in

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Student Loan Forgiveness

When I was applying to law school, I ended up having to make some difficult decisions (as we all do). Basically, my options boiled down to School A with some financial assistance, School B with more assistance, or School C with a significant amount of assistance. I distinctly remember discussing those options with a friend/recent

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Does Raising Tuition Increase Enrollments for Law Schools?

No prospective law student likes how expensive law school is. A lot of people take on tons and tons of debt to go to school. Then, when they graduate, the pressure is on those lawyers to chart a career path that lets them have a chance at getting out from under that debt. For graduates

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Good News/Bad News with the Current Legal Job Market

All potential law students should keep themselves apprised of the ever-changing status of the legal job market. After all, the vast majority of students do not begin law school with a job waiting for them on the other side. Recently, there have been a number of important developments, both good and bad, which this post

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Student Loan Servicer Navient Gets Smacked By The Feds

On Wednesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed suit in federal district court against Evil Corp. — er, Navient — the largest student loan servicer in the nation. Before we get into all that evil, a little background: Navient is a spinoff of Sallie Mae — a quasi-governmental entity that holds and services student

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Big Brother, Spare a Dime?

Going to law school is very risky. The Law School Transparency movement has helped a lot of people make the right decision. Most law school aspirants are looking at $250,000 to $320,000 in debt and a 30% or more chance that they will not be working as lawyers after they graduate. There are over 100

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How to nail down a lawyer job before loans come due

The ABA recently released statistics showing which law schools have the highest percentage of unemployed recent graduates. Now, ideally, you’ll score well on the LSAT and have more secure options available to you than any of those schools (I’m not trying to be dismissive of any of the listed institutions… but your odds of getting

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Law School: Too Long?

Law school is really expensive. After three years of law school you’ll likely have a mountain of debt—which means about $3,500 in monthly loan payments for 10 years. Take a very popular refrain you’ll hear from employers, “Law school doesn’t get you ready for actual practice.” Add in the fact that big law firms and

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