Saturday, July 16, 2011

Enrollment Drops Drastically at Law School

Good News....

It looks like more and more law school administrators, faculty and staff are now accepting the facts about the legal profession. There are so many unemployed lawyers and not enough jobs. I do applaud Vermont Law School for addressing this issue by lowering their class size by nearly 25%! You read about the article here:  Law School Enrollment down 23.8 %

The article discusses how the school is coming ot terms with the fact that we simply have too many attorneys chasing too few jobs in the United States. One of the staff members at VLS even said, "With the recession and tough legal job market there are more lawyers and fewer legal jobs”

VLS is known for having one of the best environmental law programs in the country, and it is a very well respected school. I have a lot of respect for the administration of this school for actually coming to terms with the changing legal job market. I wonder what made them decide to lower enrollment? Was it all these scamblogs? I will never know, but I just hope more schools follow and start lowering enrollments.

If you are a law school faculty member or administrator, please keep reading these blogs. Listen to the sad stories you hear about graduates drowning in debt, with no job prospects and working dead end jobs. Don't dismiss us as whiners, actually take the time to listen to what we have to say. It reminds me of a scene I once saw on Ally McBeal on youtube. You can watch the video on Youtube yourself.

- The Poor Paralegal


  1. Not sure if you read the article entirely, but VTL says they are implementing an "online" law degree program. Enough of this bullshit.

  2. That's not what the lead article in tomorrow's Sunday NY Times Business Section says...

  3. Here's the quote from the article:

    "In spite of the challenging fiscal environment, Vermont Law School has launched a new online law-degree program – the first of its type in the nation."

  4. Why the hell do online law "programs" often charge ridiculous sums in tuition? All you need is some software, technicians, and equipment.

  5. Great post. I don't know why people would want that "JD" on their resume, it is the kiss of death. In a couple of years, after having steady work experience, I am going to drop that JD off my resume. It will open doors.