Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Daily Pennsylvanian, Instead of Heading Straight to Law School, More Students Are Taking Time Off After College:
Penn Law students are taking time off after college graduation at a higher rate than in previous years, following a national trend toward delaying law school to join the workforce temporarily. ... Of the current first-year students at Penn Law, 75 percent have spent one or more years out of school before enrolling in law school. ...
There was a noticeable uptick in the number of students who took time to work before coming to school, Harvard Law School Assistant Dean for Admissions and Chief Admissions Officer Kristi L. Jobson told the Harvard Crimson earlier this fall. She added that the percentage of students with work experience is nearly reversed from what it was when she was in law school. Eighty-two percent of all current first-year law students at Harvard spent at least one year working before starting school. ...
The trend is also seen on New York University’s campus, where 77 percent of all first-year law students have spent one or more years out of college before enrolling in law school. Of these students, 16 percent spent five or more years out of school before heading to NYU.