It has recently been reported that the number of students applying for law school has reached its record dropping this year. The reason is that the legal scene has not been the “booming career profession” that it has been known to be throughout the years. When the recession hit the economy, it hit the legal profession and created the downfall of the business. Many lawyers got laid off and people who were graduating law schools we given contracts to start working for firms 1-year after the date they graduated. When this happened it pushed all potential students who could have been hired into firms back and left them with no jobs because at this point no firms were hiring due to the fact that they had already hired for the year. This is certainly discouraging but does not mean that once the economy gets back to a better state, lawyers won’t be back and booming again. Lawyers are always needed, they help interpret the law and make it work in favor or against people depending on who they are representing. Law rules the universe, and with its complexity never changing, lawyers will always be needed.
So for all my prospective lawyers, do not be discouraged. Their is still hope and light in the field.