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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fall 2012 1L Enrollment Down 9%; 75% of Law Schools Experienced Declines

ABA Section of Legal Education, Preliminary Fall 2012 First-Year Enrollment Data:

Early review of data on first-year enrollments at ABA-approved law schools reveals that 44,481 full-time and part-time students began their law school studies in the fall of 2012. This represents a decrease of 4,216 students (9%) from the fall of 2011 and is approximately 15% below the historic high 1L enrollment of 52,488 in the fall of 2010. ...


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