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Brand and Performance in a New Environment: Analysis of the Law School Market in Japan

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  • Eiji Yamamura

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Using Japanese panel data for 2006-2009, this study attempts to examine how the pass rate of law school student taking the new bar examination influences the number of applicants for the law school in the following years. The major finding is that the higher the law school student pass rate, the greater the number of applicants for the law school becomes. Furthermore, the positive effect of the pass rate is larger for a prestigious university’s law school than for other schools. It follows that the “brand” and the school’s current performance are complementary in increasing demand for places in the law school.

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Article provided by International Atlantic Economic Society in its journal Atlantic Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 155-164

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Handle: RePEc:kap:atlecj:v:39:y:2011:i:2:p:155-164

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Keywords: Brand; Bar examination; Demand; Law school; D83; K40; L89;

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  1. Yamamura Eiji, 2008. "The Market for Lawyers and Social Capital: Are Informal Rules a Substitute for Formal Ones?," Review of Law & Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 4(1), pages 499-517, December.
  2. Yamamura, Eiji, 2010. "Frequency of contact with foreigners in a homogenous society: perceived consequences of foreigner increases in Japan," MPRA Paper 21105, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Tom Ginsburg & Glenn Hoetker, 2006. "The Unreluctant Litigant? An Empirical Analysis of Japan’s Turn to Litigation," The Journal of Legal Studies, University of Chicago Press, vol. 35(1), pages 31-59, 01.
  4. Yamamura, Eiji, 2010. "The effect of learning varies according to locality: Micro data analysis of the lawyer market in Japan," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 22(3), pages 193-197, August.
  5. Nakazato, Minoru & Ramseyer, J. Mark & Rasmusen, Eric, 2006. "The Industrial Organization of the Japanese Bar: Levels and Determinants of Attorney Income," MPRA Paper 1444, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Tomio Kinoshita, 2002. "A Cost-Benefit Analysis Of Enlarging The Japanese Judicial System," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 20(2), pages 179-192, 04.
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