The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2022
While movies and television shows portray lawyers as members of high society, with expensive cars and tastes, the reality in Hampton Roads is grittier. Between 2005 and 2021, lawyers’ real income in the region declined by more than 25%. In this chapter, we explore the supply of lawyers in Hampton Roads and whether we are producing too many lawyers for economic conditions in the region. We ask what the future may hold for the legal profession in Hampton Roads, Virginia, and the nation.
Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 6: Perhaps I Won't Go to Law School After All: Lawyers in Hampton Roads" (2022). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 199.