Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Muller: Non-JD Enrollment Falls For First Time In Over A Decade

Following up on my previous post, ABA Releases Data On Law School Admissions: Derek Muller (Iowa; Google Scholar), Law School 1L JD Enrollment Climbs to 9-Year High as Non-JD Enrollment Dips Slightly:

For the last seven years, 1L JD enrollment has been between 37,000 and 38,500, remarkable consistency. This year, it’s up to 41,710. That’s the biggest class since 2012-2013, which had an incoming class of 44,481. ...

[N]on-JD enrollment is a different story. For the first time in a long time, non-JD enrollment declined. ... 21,044 were enrolled in non-JD programs, a drop of around 250 students over last year. It’s now about 15% of all law school enrollment. ... 

Here I also highlight a handful of schools with the highest non-JD enrollment as a percentage of total law school enrollment.

NonJD Enrollment 2

There are a few heavy-hitters that are driving a lot of the non-JD enrollment.

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