As the University of Toledo continues to sit in the bottom half of Ohio’s nine law schools, administrators have watched two accredited law schools shutter and a third announce it will stop admitting new students.
Law schools across the country are struggling to rebound from an economic downturn that slashed job opportunities for graduates and depleted enrollment numbers, and 2017 is the first time institutions accredited by the American Bar Association have shut their doors.
California’s Whittier Law School was the first to close in April, with Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina following suit in August. Just this month, Valparaiso Law School suspended admissions.
“It’s been a tough seven years for law schools nationwide,” said Ben Barros, dean of UT’s College of Law.
The numbers show the past decade has been a difficult one for UT’s College of Law.
Check out this Toledo Blade article to find out more.