Notes in the Margins: Law applications, dorm charges and gender bias

Law School Loses Its Allure as Jobs at Firms Are Scarce Student applications to law schools are down sharply this year, as college seniors grow leery of a degree that promises certain debt and uncertain job prospects. (The Wall Street Journal)

Tulane charged Mardi Gras dorm guests Tulane University students could host friends in their dorm rooms for Mardi Gras — at $60 each. (The Washington Post)

With Crises, Universities Worry About Students Abroad As the world has erupted politically and physically in recent weeks, administrators and students have been discovering the complications of being overseas. (The New York Times)

Federal panel ends probe of college gender bias The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights ends an inquiry into gender bias at colleges after members question the quality of data collected. (The Washington Post)

Study Undercuts View of College as a Place of Same-Sex Experimentation Women with bachelor’s degrees were actually less likely to have had a same-sex experience than those who did not finish high school. (The New York Times)