Tuesday, January 14, 2014
National Jurist: More Jobs Than Grads for Class of 2016:
Is it a good time to apply to law school or not?
With law school enrollment dropping, some say it is only a matter of time before the number of legal jobs exceeds the number of graduates. ...
[D]ifferent law professors can't agree on the date when supply will drop below demand. Paul Young, a law professor at Appalchian ... predicts that full-time legal jobs will exceed the number of law school graduates in 2017. But Deborah Jones Merrit, a law professor at Ohio State ... did her own mathematical analysis and she suggests that date is closer to 2021.
The National Jurist also looked at the numbers and found the date to be 2019, but that the market will reach its historic equilibrium with the class of 2016.