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Falling Rate of New Lawyers in the United States (since 2013)

28 Jul

Bar examiners blame the schools. The schools blame the students. The students blame the bar AND the schools.

Whoever bears the responsibility, the facts are clear — each year fewer and fewer lawyer hopefuls are passing the state bar exams. With the bar exam a prerequisite for entry into the legal profession, the consequences are obvious . . . the United States is watching the slow but significant decline in new entrants into the profession.

National Passing Statistics as recorded by the NCBE
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