A Costly Law School Is Expanding Its Empire As Grads Struggle To Find Jobs

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As the law school bubble grows and many schools try to cope with it, one institution is making room for more students.American University’s Washington College of Law is planning on moving its campus and expanding its facilities to support a student population of 2,000, Inside The Law School Scam blog reported Wednesday.

In 2011, there were only 1,770 law students enrolled in the program.

Despite the planned move, WCL doesn’t seem better off than other law schools, with only 76 per cent of its 2011 class getting a job in the legal industry, according to the American Bar Association.

The moving project is also surprising given that WCL’s students graduate on average with $151,318 in debt, according to the 2011 U.S. News and World Report.

Currently, the cost of attendance is more than $70,000, including living expenses.

Construction on the new building is expected to begin summer of 2013, according to the school’s Eagle publication.

University officials did not immediately respond to repeated requests for comment Wednesday.

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