In the latest sign that demand for entry-level lawyers is dwindling, a new report from the National Association for Law Placement shows that fewer offers were made for students to join summer 2023 programs.

While a majority of U.S. law firms maintained or increased recruiting activities in 2022 over 2021, the number of summer offers fell by nearly 2%—a notable decline given summer 2023 2Ls are in the class of 2024, which had an entering class size that was almost 12% larger than the class of 2023, according to NALP.