Moving Deckchairs on the Titanic: A Case Study
1.The passage results of the July 2014 Bar Exam in California and many other states was highly disappointing.
2. The Bar Examiners and others believe that the results were dismal because law schools have resorted to taking lower qualified student in order to make enrollment numbers. Law Schools are also offering record levels of scholarships.
3. The result of 1 and 2? Law Schools are starting to make an attack on the Bar Exam.
The ultimate lesson here is that law schools and perhaps, the legal profession, are still suffering some serious blows from the 2008 Fiscal Crisis which became a Law School/Legal Employment Crisis. The reason for this is that most law school professors and administrators are probably unemployable if more law schools shut down. We have already seen some mergers (which are effective shut-downs of one school), we have seen Washington & Lee School of Law raid their endowment for funds. I suspect we might see law schools dropping like flies in the next few years.