Chriz wrote: cahwc12 wrote:
From your link:
One speaker predicted that by 2016 or 2017, the number of new jobs in law will exceed the number of new law grads if current trends in applicants and employment continue.
Then maybe some of the 50% of people with JDs who don't become lawyers might still have a shot!
It won't continue like this forever. The decreasing medians will have to bottom out and get a lot of applicants because of the improved opportunities.
This continued drop is also because the demand for lawyers is decreasing. It's not like there are N jobs, and those jobs must scale with population or even remain stagnant. When people start realizing that law school is largely a raw deal for most students, it's a fool's errand to suggest that suddenly demand for lawyers is going to somehow outstrip supply. Both the supply of and demand for lawyers are dropping, and they may never catch each other.