Law school enrollment continues its decline

, The National Law Journal


Approximately 8,000 fewer first-year law students will show up nationwide this year compared to two years ago, when enrollment reached an all-time high, according to the American Bar Association. This year's numbers represent a 15 percent decline since then and a 9 percent decline since last year.

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  • RD Legal Funding

    Prospective law school students are learning about the real problems law schools offers their current students. Tuition is through the roof for even the worst schools and with the internet, students are hearing from the dissatisfied about their lives and they do not like what they see and hear. Law long thought to be stable is now feeling the problems other industries have had for years. The lawsuit from graduates of law schools may also figure into the equation. This is the biggest issue to hit law schools in quite a while maybe ever.

  • Publicus

    Maybe...just has finally sunk into the brains of young people that a law degree is now one of the least cost-effective advanced degrees to pursue. If so, good. It'a about time they used some of that intelligence they like to brag about. A generation of law graduates who will never be employed at a position paying decent compensation while they have six-figure law school debts hanging over their heads does not bode well for the country. Cooler minds should be worrying about all those disgruntled baristas and pizza delivery drivers with law degrees.

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