A quote from the NY Times:
Maybe this is a good thing!"Thirty years ago if you were looking to get on the escalator to upward mobility you went to business or law school. Today the law school escalator is broken."
WILLIAM D. HENDERSON,
a professor of law at Indiana University, on the declining number of applications to United States law schools.
I recall reading that the US has more lawyers per capita than any other country. There seem to be plenty of lawyers. Considering that many lawyers end up as politicians, corporate attorneys, etc., maybe the market for lawyers is simply saturated?