Law school loses luster?

April 4, 2011
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The Law School Admission Council Inc. is reporting that the number of applications to law schools is down just over 11 percent as compared to last year around this time. The Wall Street Journal  wrote up a nice article about the issue. Could the allure of law school in a bad economy be ending?

For some people, law school is a fallback if their original plan doesn’t work out. It’s typically been seen as a way to secure a good job. Not anymore. There are numerous reports out there about the struggles recent graduates have had trying to find employment, as well as layoffs at firms. There are even blogs dedicated to telling people that being an attorney isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

This could be one factor as to why applications are down. There are some indicators the economy is slowly improving, which may make law school less appealing. This comes at a time when one Indiana school is considering adding a law school at its Fort Wayne campus.

Why do you think less people are applying to law school?

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