Why is the number of people taking the LSAT at a 10 year low? The LSAT Blog reported the 16% drop on March 19.
The legal profession is not dead, but it is evolving. In some places, it is changing faster and easier than others. But the changes are coming more from external pressures (social, economic, etc.) than an internal vision, so potential future lawyers may be unable to see where it is going.
One thing remains–and in fact is improving: there is plenty of room for entrepreneurial, hard-working people who want to learn the law and make a living helping others with that knowledge. And those old fogeys who still try to stand in their way are retiring, clearing some of the illogical obstacles to this transformation.