Falling enrollment prompts law schools to reduce faculty counts

Dwindling enrollment at law schools has put financial pressure on the colleges. Some have used buyouts and other tactics to reduce the number of faculty, thus cutting costs. The schools could opt to lower their admissions standards to attract more students and bolster revenue, but that could affect their placement in the U.S. News & World Report ranking. "Cutting faculty is just a necessary adjustment of the loss in enrollment and the tuition," said Brian Tamanaha, a professor at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

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