Recent figures concerning lawyer employment, coupled with those of law school applications and enrollment, cause us concern about the future of our profession. The lackluster employment rate for law school graduates is apparently being understood by potential law school applicants, leading to a sizable drop-off in applications to all but a handful of schools. According to a study quoted in The New York Times, applications are down 20 percent as of January 2013, and 38 percent from 2010.
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