Monday, November 11, 2013
Excess of Democracy: Legal Education Is Innovating by Educating More Non-JD Students, by Derek Muller (Pepperdine):
The chart below, derived from ABA data (PDF), shows the last 25 years of non-JD enrollment as a percentage of law school enrollment.
... The downturn in JD applicants has a significant effect on law schools. But educating JD students is not the sole thing that legal education does. And it is important to note that law schools are, to some degree, innovating in this area and attracting many more non-JD students than at any time in history.