There’s Gonna Be Lots of Lawyers in 2024

There’s Gonna Be Lots of Lawyers in 2024

Remember last year, when a lot of people started applying to law school? Well, a lot of them got in.

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Remember last year, when a lot of people started applying to law school? Well, a lot of them got in. Law schools are starting to release data about their 2024 classes, and many of them are larger than usual. So what’s changed, and how will it affect job prospects for future lawyers?

Listen and learn . . .

  1. How much bigger are this year’s incoming classes, exactly?
  2. Should this affect your law school plans, if you haven’t applied yet?
  3. How LSAT-Flex and higher-scoring applicants affected law school LSAT medians
  4. Which top schools had the biggest spike in applications?
  5. Are there really more law students than lawyers?
  6. Do higher medians mean doom and gloom for lower LSAT scorers?

Links and Further Resource from this Episode:

Harvard Law School's Class of 2024

Harvard Law School J.D. Class is Most Academically Accomplished, Diverse in School History

Bureau of Labor Statistics Lawyer Employment Stats

The TaxProf on the Class of 2024

UCLA’s JD Class of 2024

Georgetown JD Class of 2024

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Jelena Woehr

Jelena Woehr

Jelena was born & raised in Golden, CO. There she cut her teeth on logic by getting into, then out of, an impressive amount of trouble. When not organizing student protests or lobbying the school board, Jelena competed in equestrian sports & constitutional debate. Jelena took the June 2017 LSAT, partly out of curiosity and partly because she developed a serious Logic Games addiction. After three months of study, Jelena achieved a score of 178. While she didn't end up falling in love with law school, she did find herself really enjoying the LSAT—so much that she left her previous career in tech startups behind and began teaching. Jelena prides herself on helping her students understand not just the systems and methods they can apply to get a good score, but the underlying logic & its applicability to the challenge of learning to think like a law student. Outside of her work with the LSAT, Jelena is a writer, creative content producer, & a competitive equestrian endurance rider.

Branden Frankel

Branden Frankel

In 2000, Branden graduated with a BA in Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara. For a few years after, he cast about in vain for entry-level philosopher positions, but, when he was visited by the Ghost of Student Loans Past, he knew it was time to make a change. In June 2006, Branden took the LSAT, scoring a 175. Thereafter, he attended UCLA School of Law, graduating in 2010 and practicing patent law for several years. Since 2013, he has taught dozens of live LSAT classes and tutored scores of successful test takers. When he's not considering the finer points of a particularly tricky Logical Reasoning question or kicking it with his daughter, Branden writes Science Fiction. You can find him after work at the local Starbucks, typing furiously, then deleting what he typed, then typing more, and so on for hours.


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