March 11, 2013
Crain's Chicago Business
Northwestern Law School cuts class size 10 percent
By: Lorene Yue
Northwestern University School of Law is cutting its incoming class size by 10 percent, as the top-tier university attempts to address the continued job crisis plaguing the nation's legal industry.
The school will admit 20 to 25 fewer students for its fall semester than it did last year, administrators announced today. The school admitted 259 students in 2012.
Northwestern law, along with other Chicago-area schools, had been considering reducing class size to help limit the number of graduates entering a field with fewer jobs.
The cuts were one of three steps Daniel Rodriguez, Northwestern law's dean, announced today. The others were a 3 percent tuition increase and providing more funding to the school's financial aid and loan repayment assistance programs.