Law Schools See 9% Drop-Off In First-Year Students

Law360, San Diego (November 28, 2012, 8:58 PM EST) -- About 44,500 students started their first year of law school this fall, a 9 percent drop from last year and a 15 percent decline from a record high of about 52,500 students in 2010, according to preliminary data issued by the American Bar Association on Wednesday.

The association revealed that 149 law schools — about three-fourths of the 201 ABA-approved schools — saw decreases in first-year enrollment, and 90 law schools reported declines of 10 percent or more compared to last year.

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