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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

1L Enrollment Data at 20 California Law Schools

Unofficial 1L enrollment statistics at twenty California law schools, sorted by the change in enrollment in the classes entering fall 2013 and fall 2010:

School (US News Rank) 2010 2012 2013 Change 2013 v 2010 Change 2013 v 2012
La Verne (n/r) 165 44 54 -67.3% 22.7%
Western State (Tier 2) 238 146 103 -56.7% -29.8%
Golden Gate (Tier 2) 319 229 150 -53.0% -34.5%
McGeorge (124) 343 252 162 -52.8% -35.7%
San Francisco (144) 251 220 160 -36.3% -27.3%
T. Jefferson (Tier 2) 361 300 259 -28.3% -13.7%
Cal Western (Tier 2) 313 261 225 -28.1% -13.8%
Whittier (n/r) 300 227 222 -26.0% -2.2%
UC Davis (38) 192 189 143 -25.5% -24.3%
Chapman (126) 208 167 156 -25.0% -6.6%
San Diego (68) 325 246 245 -24.6% -0.4%
Santa Clara (96) 326 237 250 -23.3% 5.5%
USC (18) 218 188 176 -19.3% -6.4%
UC Hastings (48) 385 315 331 -14.0% 5.1%
Loyola (68) 407 379 360 -11.6% -5.0%
Pepperdine (61) 222 212 201 -9.0% -5.2%
Southwestern (Tier 2) 404 365 375 -7.2% 2.7%
UC Los Angeles (17) 309 308 293 -5.2% -4.9%
UC Berkeley (9) 283 263 286 1.1% 8.8%
UC Irvine (n/r) 83 119 128 54.2% 7.6%

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Comments

A question from someone outside the legal community: where are these thousands of young men and women going? Presumably, most have dreamed of and planned a legal career for many years. What path have they chosen instead?

Posted by: Mark Berow | Oct 2, 2013 8:14:28 PM

"Presumably, most have dreamed of and planned a legal career for many years"

What the hell?

Even 3Ls cannot plan a legal career. I know a large number of people who passed bar but still have no legal career. To be precise, less than 30% of law grads have a legal career. How can 0Ls plan a legal career?

Posted by: vijay | Oct 7, 2013 7:20:05 AM

Why didn't you go back to 2009 - one year in which to absorb the reality that the economy was dead? For instance, UC Hastings as far back as 25 years ago normally had a class of 500+. Burn, baby, burn.

Posted by: GM | Oct 8, 2013 2:00:34 PM