At one time, many people saw law school as a way to a good paying career, but now, jobs for attorneys, and even attorneys themselves are becoming harder to find.
But the University of Akron working to change that by offering first-year students to get a head start on classes needed for their law degree.
“It’s all about making law school more accessible,” said Christopher Peters, Dean of University of Akron’s Law School.
Over nearly the past decade, law school enrollment has been on the decline.
Some, like Whittier Law School in California—the first accredited law school—are even shutting their doors.
But Nolan James, Assistant Admissions Dean for the University of Akron’s Law School said they’re not giving up hope just yet.
“I think it’s us responding to the market, as it is now, and also anticipating future needs,” he said.
The law school just announced they’ll be offering first-year students an early start on their degrees, allowing them to start taking classes as early as May, which traditionally law classes start in August.
It’s the first school in Ohio to do so.
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