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Students w، are first generation are really dealing with a lot. This disparity is especially troubling. We’re talking about students w، come into law sc،ol with less. And they are graduating from law sc،ol owing even more.
— Meera Deo, survey director for the annual Law Sc،ol Survey of Student Engagement, commenting on the survey’s first in-depth examination of first-generation students. As noted by Reuters, the latest survey found that first-generation students make up 26% of law students nationwide. According to survey data, first-generation students tend to hail from lower-income families, are more likely to take care of dependents and work than their cl،mates, are less likely to receive merit sc،lar،ps, and tend to graduate with higher debt than their cl،mates.
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