President Thies discusses "unsustainable" law school debt
Thies spoke to law students, student organization leaders, and Dean Bruce Smith at his alma mater, the University of Illinois College of Law. The event was sponsored by the Christian Law Society and the College of Law.
Today's law school students, on average, face a debt load of about $100,000 for legal education.
That figure, Thies said, doesn't include debt they may have incurred as a result of undergraduate education.
Speaking at the University of Illinois College of Law on Tuesday, Thies told students that their counterparts over the next 10 to 15 years will probably face similar challenges.
But over the long term, that kind of debt for legal education is "unsustainable," given salaries in the profession