Should Law Schools Be Expecting Another Onslaught Of Applicants Thanks To The Pandemic?


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In the short-term, going to professional school—be it business school, law school or something else—is a good idea because it’s a refuge from an inhospitable job market, and the job market will be better three years from now. And I believe the legal job market will be better. It’s going to be very bad this fall, and then it will improve.

— Bernie Burke, a former University of North Carolina law professor who studies the economics of legal education, commenting on the fact that law schools may see more applicants over the course of the next two years, just like they did during the last recession, due to the dreadful state of the current job market.


Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.





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