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Law School Enrollment Up in 2020 Amid Pandemic, ABA Says

Dec. 18, 2020, 9:54 PM

Total law school enrollment was up slightly over last year to 135,812 amid the pandemic, the American Bar Association reported on Friday.

Fall enrollment rose 2.4% this year compared with 2% in 2019, according to the ABA’s fall enrollment report.

The pandemic is thought to be a cause for students postponing or dropping decisions to enroll, but the figures may be telling another story.

It also remains to be seen how minority enrollment has fared over the past year, as minorities have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, and the legal profession as a whole has been under scrutiny ...

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