I think it will get a little better, but I think a lot of people have experienced being laid off, and having no upward mobility in their jobs or in their professions. For instance, I work for an engineering firm, and it's difficult to transfer or make a lateral move to another firm, there are no raises, and (strangely) they are laying off young engineers in favor of college recruits. People will still be looking to law for stability and to be able to write their own tickets, because these past 3-4 years really have people "shook up." If outsourcing of technical positions continues, or companies don't wise up and start paying people and giving decent benefits, then I don't think law school competition is going to go down to 1990's levels. Plus, there's those pesky population increases that aren't offset by increases in law school seats.