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Krauss on Medical Malpractice Payouts & Law School Merit Scholarships

In two new contributions to his column on ForbesProfessor Michael Krauss discusses medical malpractice payouts and law school merit scholarships.

In “The Puzzle of Medical Malpractice Payouts,” Krauss offers preliminary reflections on the annual compilation of medical malpractice payouts reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank. He says, “[I]t turns out that there was very little variation inside each state from one year to the next, but great variation among states.”

In “The Ethics of Law School Merit Scholarships,” Krauss explores a conundrum posed by law school merit scholarships. He explains, “[A]t most law schools, price discrimination results in poorer, less well-educated students “subsidizing” (paying a higher tuition rate than) richer, better-educated students. For their subsidy, poorer students are penalized a second time at graduation – because the subsidized richer students will tend to finish at the top of the class and get better paying jobs, while the poorer students will find it harder and harder to find employment to pay for their higher student loans.”

The Puzzle of Medical Malpractice Payouts, Forbes, March 27, 2014. By Michael Krauss.

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The Ethics of Law School Merit Scholarships, Forbes, April 3, 2014. By Michael Krauss.

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