Law school enrollment falls

It remains to be seen what will be the result of the recent steep fall in law school enrollment. Obviously, the immediate effect will be to reduce (at least temporarily) the number of new lawyers, which, combined with the on-going graying and retirement of “boomer” lawyers, could impact the lawyer glut that has been one of the causes of the employment crisis amongst lawyers.

But, of course, one or two years is unlikely to have major effect. However, if law school enrollment continues to decline, the situation for existing lawyers is likely to dramatically improve.

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