Saturday, December 22, 2012
Enrollment in non-J.D. programs at ABA-approved law schools has increased markedly since 2000, partly offsetting declines in J.D. enrollment during the same period, according to preliminary data released today by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
ABA-approved law schools reported a 39% increase in enrollment in non-J.D. programs from 2005 to 2012 and a 52% increase from 2000 to 2012, according to data provided to the section.
Preliminary data released by the ABA in November show that first-year enrollment in J.D. programs fell by 8% between 2005 and 2012. First-year enrollment in J.D. programs was 1% higher in 2012 than in 2000. Total enrollment in J.D. programs was 11% higher in 2012 than in 2000 but fell slightly between 2005 and 2012.
- ABA Journal, Enrollment in Non-J.D. Programs at U.S. Law Schools Is Up, Figures Show
- National Law Journal, Non-J.D. Candidates Easing the Strain on Law Schools