« on: June 18, 2005, 10:13:45 PM »
I was wading through the numbers today, and it appears that roughly 48,000 people enrolled in first-year law school classes last year. The number for our class should hover somewhere around that one, give or take a few thousand.
If you take into account historical attrition rates of 5,000 to 6,000- that leaves about 42,000 people who will graduate with a J.D.
42,000 out of almost 300 million Americans.
1 out of 7000 people go to law school in America every year.
If you got in, whether it be Harvard or Cooley, you've achieved something and deserve to pat yourself on the back. You've gone farther than most people you'll ever encounter.
Can we all agree on that?