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Demand for a law degree is still on the rise, but the so-called Trump Bump that helped fuel an 8% increase in law school applicants in 2018 looks to be tapering off.

The number of applicants to law schools accredited by the American Bar Association increased by 3.2% during the 2019 application cycle, which recently closed. This year, 62,487 people applied to a J.D. program, up from 60,536 in 2018, according to the Law School Admission Council.

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Karen Sloan

Karen Sloan is the Legal Education Editor and Senior Writer at ALM. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @KarenSloanNLJ Sign up for Ahead of the Curve—her weekly email update on trends and innovation in legal education—here: https://www.law.com/briefings/ahead-of-the-curve/

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