In the Future, Everyone Will Be a Lawyer for Fifteen Minutes
According to the Law School Admissions Council, over the past year, law school admissions have dropped by over 11% to their lowest levels in a decade; perhaps due to the factors listed above.
The profession will no doubt rebound. But not before more pain is inflicted. Some in the industry predict that law school applications will continue to fall off over the next two years as the U.S. economy tries to mount a sustained recovery. And any newly minted lawyer can tell you how difficult it has been to become engaged in the industry.
In the meantime, if you or a family member is absolutely determined to enter the profession, one advantage is to get an early start. Along these lines, the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center is again offering law-related programs for middle school and high school students this summer. The program features a moot court exercise, discussions from jurists, lawyers and other legal professionals, and other law-related activities.