- Associated Press - Monday, July 13, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New students at Brooklyn Law School will enter their profession with a novel safeguard: They’ll get 15 percent of their tuition back if they can’t find a suitable full-time job in nine months.

Dean Nicholas Allard said Monday the school aims to ease pressure some students feel to take any job just to pay loans and living expenses.

The New York Times (https://nyti.ms/1NZeZ4p ) first reported the initiative. It applies to students who start classes this year and after.

Law schools nationwide have faced questions about students’ employment prospects and debt since the Great Recession.

The National Association for Law Placement’s executive director, James Leipold, says Brooklyn Law School’s new program appears unusual.

The school cut tuition last year by 15 percent, to about $43,000 for students entering this year.

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