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Consumer site Law School Transparency will join Law School Admission Council's LawHub

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Law School Transparency, an organization founded more than a decade ago by new lawyers who were frustrated by the lack of public data on matters, including employment outcomes and student loan debt, is being acquired by the Law School Admission Council, the organization announced Wednesday.

Data on law school tuition, average student debt and conditional scholarships is available on the Law School Transparency website. Going forward, the data will be available through the LSAC’s LawHub, which is focused on providing information—including free LSAT practice tests and test prep tutorials—for people thinking about law school.

“We need to open our profession to people of all backgrounds, and the best way to do that is to get high-quality information into people’s hands. We want people who join the profession who are going to be happy and productive, and when the students make good choices, we all benefit,” Kyle McEntee, co-founder and executive director of Law School Transparency, told the ABA Journal.

McEntee, who was also a 2012 ABA Journal Legal Rebel, co-founded Law School Transparency with Patrick Lynch, a Vanderbilt University Law School classmate, in 2009. McEntee will be joining the LSAC as its senior director for prelaw solutions.

The announcement follows the LSAC acquiring the Institute for the Future of Law Practice in November. Known as the IFLP, it was founded by lawyers and academics to train law students on how to practice law with a business mindset. Like Law School Transparency, the IFLP is part of the LSAC’s LawHub.

“The integration of Law School Transparency’s innovative, data-driven tools with LSAC LawHub’s ever-expanding services is a major step forward for students, advisers and the broader community,” said Annmarie Levins, the LSAC’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer, said in a news release.

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