Dean Michelle J. Anderson is quoted in today’s New York Times in an article on the decline of applications to law schools across the country. Applications are down 20% from this time last year and 38% from 2010 nationwide. This decrease is seen as a result of the declining job market and in the increase in law school tuition. “Students are doing the math,” said Anderson. “Most law schools are too expensive, the debt coming out is too high and the prospect of attaining a six-figure-income job is limited.”
CUNY School of Law provides an affordable legal education to students who go on to practice public interest law, serving the poor and disenfranchised and making a difference in their communities.
Michelle Anderson joined CUNY Law as its fourth dean in 2006. She is a leading scholar on rape law. Her articles have been published in the Boston University Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Rutgers Law Review, Southern California Law Review, and University of Illinois Law Review, among others. Her article redefining what rape should be legally, “Negotiating Sex,” was selected as the core text on rape law in Criminal Law Conversations, published by Oxford University Press in 2009.