Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Excess of Democracy: For Legal Education, the Worst May be Yet to Come, by Derek Muller (Pepperdine):
Schools had a fairly consistent number of enrolled students from Fall 2004 through Fall 2008, around 48,000 to 49,000. The peak was in the Fall 2010, with 52,500 enrolled JD students. That declined to 48,700 in Fall 2011, and 44,500 in Fall 2012. I project about 40,200 enrolled in Fall 2013, and about 37,800 enrolled in Fall 2014.
Note another striking figure: there are probably about 52,500 applicants in the Fall 2014 cycle; there were about 52,500 enrolled first-year JD students in Fall 2010.