It was already known for some time that the legal-legal sector was in crisis. But the latest data show an even worse scenario. According to the survey conducted by Anvur , a public agency controlled directly by Miur, in a decade the enrolled students in the Faculty of Law have almost halved. The analysis takes into consideration the time span from 2006 to 2018 : registered students have gone from 29,000 to 18,000 , therefore 38% less .
Not only has the number of registered students dropped, but also the total number of enrolled students, which means that many students leave the course before graduation. Also between 2006 and 2018 the total number of Law students fell by 53,000 units.
The causes are varied, primarily the amount of study and the length of the route. To this must be added that, after graduation, to enter the world of work you have to wait a long time: both for the career of lawyer and magistrate and notary, it takes many months of internship before attempting the qualification exam, all free of charge or with often negligible expense reimbursements.
Can the Jurisprudence crisis be resolved?
We must answer yes to this question. What is certain is that resolving disaffection with legal matters will not be easy. A profound renewal of the course of study is needed, which should give greater attention to the areas required by the labor market, therefore computer science and foreign languages . It then serves to clear the binomials Law-lawyer and Law-public competitions.
In fact, it is unthinkable to focus only on these two job opportunities, which as we know are saturated. Instead, at least in our opinion, we should focus on more dynamic sectors appreciated by large companies (commercial, corporate, trademark and patent protection) and on a greater internationalization of disciplines.