Lawyers are problem-solvers, so when the number of students applying and enrolling at law schools started to decline quite dramatically in the last several years as a result of the economic downturn, the lawyers who run these schools had to figure out a way to solve the problem. The Twin Cities’ four law schools have not been immune to this nationwide issue. Since 2010, the number of law school applications has declined, and enrollment is down anywhere from 15 to 42 percent in just the last three years. Read more

The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal discusses a Wall Street Journal article that lists Hamline University‘s law school as one of many across the nation making cuts in the face of declining enrollment. It reports that the school has cut its full-time faculty by 18 percent since 2010. Retirement-related attrition is reducing the numbers even more. The Journal Read more