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Enrollment down at Ohio's 5 public law schools amid nationwide glut of lawyers
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:16 AM EDT
Enrollment is down at Ohio's five public law schools and the number of applications has declined even more amid a glut of lawyers nationwide.
Combined enrollment at Ohio's five public law schools was 674 this year, down from 950 in 2009-2010. The number of applications dropped nearly 40 percent in that span, from about 8,500 to just under 5,200 this fall.
Nationwide, applications dropped to the lowest level in three decades.
There are about 45,000 U.S. law school graduates annually, but experts say there are only about half that many positions available.