Legal Education Reconsidered

Judith C. Areen
Professor Emerita, Georgetown Law

American skepticism about legal education no doubt has been fueled in part by the economic crisis facing so many law schools today. Over the past six years, the national applicant pool to law school has declined by more than thirty-six percent. Let me repeat that: Over the past six years, the national applicant pool to law school has declined by more than thirty-six percent. Think what would happen to a business that lost that much of its market share . . . [Continue Reading]