- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Brooklyn Law School plans to cut tuition by 15 percent to $45,850 a year.

It currently is nearly $54,000.

Brooklyn Law School Dean Nicholas Allard tells the Wall Street Journal (https://on.wsj.com/1pUoRkI0 ) that prospective students are terrified of taking on enormous debt.

He says the private institution’s applications have declined since before the recession. He didn’t provide numbers.

The school currently has about 1,200 students.

The dean says the school has taken a number of cost-cutting measures to enable the tuition cut. They include reduction of some staff salaries and donations and sales of real estate.

The Journal says job prospects are a student concern. It says of 478 Brooklyn Law graduates in 2013 about 88 percent are currently working. That rate is lower than at some other city law schools.

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