Law Schools See First Real Enrollment Gains Since 2010

Law360 (December 14, 2018, 7:30 PM EST) -- New numbers released Friday by the American Bar Association found that first-year law school enrollment has meaningfully increased for the first time in eight years, with the number of new law students rising almost 3 percent.

The new numbers, which come from disclosures the ABA requires law schools to make, show that the number of first-year law students broke 38,000 for the first time since 1L enrollment peaked in 2010, at about 52,000 students.

The news will likely be welcome to law schools, which have felt the financial impacts of the decline in recent years. However, it is unclear what the...

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