Law school enrollment continues its decline

, The National Law Journal

   | 2 Comments

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.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Continue to Lexis Advance®

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

What's being said

  • 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 maybe...it 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.

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202579603745

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.