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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  1. Well, maybe it's because they are unelected, and, they have a tendency to strike down laws by elected officials from all over the country. When you have been taught that "Democracy" is something almost sacred, then, you will have a tendency to frown on such imperious conduct. Lawyers get acculturated in law school into thinking that this is the very essence of high minded government, but to people who are more heavily than King George ever did, they may not like it. Thanks for the information.

  2. I pd for a bankruptcy years ago with Mr Stiles and just this week received a garnishment from my pay! He never filed it even though he told me he would! Don't let this guy practice law ever again!!!

  3. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  4. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  5. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

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