For the first time in this millennium, the number of law degree completions dipped year over year. EMSI’s newly released 2014 completers data from IPEDS shows that from 2013 to 2014, law degree completions dropped by 3,092—from 46,905 to 43,813—a 6.6% decline. This is the lowest the total has been since 2008.
Yes, legal secretary jobs in the U.S. have declined 6% since their pre-recession peak. And sure, law offices are looking for ways to cut costs. But it’s hardly a dying job.