LAW SCHOOL DEBT - HANS BADER
Openmarket.org: Staggering Law School Debts Will Lead to Exploding Debt Disaster for Graduates and Taxpayers
Federal financial aid policies have encouraged law students to borrow increasing amounts to attend law school, despite the glut of lawyers (oddly, government policies encourage more people to go to law school, driving up law school tuition, even as the Obama administration seeks to cut back on vocational education aimed at training the skilled blue-collar workers who are in desperately short supply in much of the country). The result, says law professor Brian Tamanaha, is a “Quickly Exploding Law Graduate Debt Disaster” in which most recent graduates of many law schools will never be able to pay off their staggering student loan debt. > Read the full story on Openmarket.org
WARREN T. BROOKES JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP
The Competitive Enterprise Institute offers a one-year fellowship for journalists seeking to improve their knowledge of the principles of free markets and limited government. The fellowship is named in honor of the late Warren T. Brookes (1929-1991), a nationally syndicated columnist known for his tradition of reporting from a sound scientific and economic perspective.