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Law school applications drop 10%

Fall 2011 enrollment plummets to a 10-year low

With the majority of recent law school graduates facing dim job prospects and historically low entry-level salaries, it’s no wonder that many would-be law students are thinking twice about committing to the time and money required to obtain a law degree. 

According to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), a non-profit organization that provides products and services to prospective and current law students, applications for fall 2011 law school enrollment dropped almost 10 percent as compared to fall 2010 enrollment. The decline represents the biggest drop in enrollment in nearly a decade.

LSAC also reports an 18.7 percent drop in LSAT test takers, which is the biggest decline in 24 years.

Ashley Post

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