Chinese, More Than Americans, See Benefits of US Law Degree
The total number of students heading to U.S. law schools has dropped for four consecutive years, sinking to just 37,924 first-year J.D. students in 2014, a 40-year low. But more mainland Chinese students are flocking to the United States to pursue graduate law degrees.
Will their investment in an American legal education pay off?
According to the Law School Admission Council, the number of J.D. students with Chinese citizenship grew 63 percent to 553 from 338 between 2008 and 2014. And the number of Chinese law students studying for an LL.M. degree rose to 1,380 last year from 1,138 in 2012. (Not all LL.M. applications go through LSAC. Complete country-specific LL.M. data was not available at press time.)
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