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Law School Applications Rebounding

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December 19, 2017

Law school applications are up and interest in the law as a profession is starting to rebound, the first trend in that direction since the 08 turndown. There are several theories for the rise: The political climate has highlighted legal issues; the economy and the legal job market have both recovered; and law schools continuing to offer discounts to lure top students. The dean of Fordham Law School attributes some of the 20 percent increase in applications that school has experienced to a renewed appreciation of the importance of law and lawyers in a functioning democracy. The total number of law school applications for next fall is up more than 11 percent over last year. The number of applicants could reach 63,000, the highest figure in five years, but still far below pre-recession highs.

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