Perhaps the role of any law school can best be viewed in relation to law schools and legal education in general. Despite the discreditable conduct of a few lawyers, our profession has never before been as attractive to bright young people. We are all generally aware of the "explosion" in law school applications. There are 151 American Bar Association approved schools with a total enrollment for the 1973 term of 106,100. This is nearly double the enrollment of ten years ago.' Both total enrollment and first year enrollment have increased in each of the past ten years, except for a minor dip in 1968. And it is reported that as of October, 1973, there was not a single unfilled seat in the first year class of any approved law school.
Lewis F. Powell Jr.,
Legal Education in Perspective,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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