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First-year enrollment at U.S. law schools drops 11 percent

According to the ABA, this level of enrollment has not been seen since the 1970s

There are not a lot of trends from the 1970s that have made a comeback in the 2010s — unless of course you count big sunglasses, rompers and first-year law school enrollment.

According to the latest figures from the American Bar Association (ABA), first-year enrollment at U.S. law schools have dropped to levels not seen since the 1970s. The decline in enrollment is driven by students veering away from a career that has left many recent graduates with a pile of debt as they struggle to find work.

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