Saturday, March 19, 2011

Law School Applications Drop 11.5 Percent

According the Law School Admission Council, applications to start law school in the U.S. have dropped 11.5% since least year. This is lowest level of application in over a decade. Turns out, a J.D. is no longer a guarantee of a good job.

From ABA

After widespread publicity about the hard-hit legal economy, it appears many prospective applicants have gotten the message that a law degree isn't necessarily a ticket to well-paid employment or even a legal job, the Wall Street Journal reported.

"When the economy first went down, students saw law school as a way to dodge the workforce," says pre-law adviser Ryan Heitkamp of Ohio State University. "The news has gotten out that law school is not necessarily a safe backup plan."

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