Who We Are

LST is a Georgia non-profit that was founded (in Tennessee) in 2009 by two then-students at Vanderbilt University Law School.

Mission: to make entry to the legal profession more transparent, affordable, and fair.

Our mission rests on the three pillars of our theory of action: reform, information, and accountability. We develop legal education policy ideas, shape the national debate of these ideas, and challenge law schools, state bar associations, and the American Bar Association to change business as usual.


Build a better society and profession by improving the accessibility and affordability of legal education.


Enable more informed decisions by prospective law students about whether or where to attend law school and by policymakers for how to regulate law schools.


Hold law schools and the ABA accountable for actions that concern the public, the profession, law students, and prospective students.


In 2009, we founded LST to make law schools share the job stats that they didn't want to share. Today, we remain a dedicated group of advocates seeking to make the legal profession better through a variety of projects and thought leadership.

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Schools have never been more transparent than they are today. They also face unprecedented economic pressure. Yet there are real threats within law schools that will obstruct reform unless we cause schools to transform into the fair and accountable institutions our profession expects and needs them to be. Our efforts revolve around 10 issues, from data transparency to legal education's structural problems.

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Press Center

LST is one of the nation's most trusted sources for information and analysis on legal education issues. From data and research tools to an expert staff and publications, we provide resources for journalists, researchers, policymakers, and students.

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