Law-school recruitment is soaring despite tuition increases and weak employment prospects for graduates. Tuition has increased at law schools across the nation, but more LSAT tests were administered this year than ever before, reports the Law School Admission Council, and people are still willing to pay a premium to attend top-tier schools. "People want to generally go to the best law school they can get into, regardless of costs," says admissions consultant Ann Levine.

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