Virginia Is for Lovers… Er, Lawyers

From a study by There are 21.23 applicants to law school per 100,000 population in Virginia — the ninth highest ratio for any state in the country. Leading the tally is our next-door neighbor, Washington, D.C., with 129.4 applicants, far exceeding the 29.15 per 100,000 ratio of runner-up New York.

According to the American Bar Association, there are about 1.3 million lawyers in the United States.