The U.S. has a shortage of legal professionals with academic credentials.

Some of the nation’s top law schools are losing applicants, and law school programs are under pressure to meet requirements to hire more lawyers, according to a survey by the American Bar Association.

Many law schools have begun requiring applicants with a doctorate degree to also be lawyers, including law schools at Stanford University and New York University, as well as in-state programs at Stanford Law School and the University of California, Irvine.

But lawyers have historically been the exception rather than the rule, according the survey.

The shortage of lawyers with academic degrees has led to a dramatic increase in the number of lawyers graduating with only bachelor’s degrees in their fields, the American Association of University Professors reported.

It found that since 2012, about 9,500 lawyers have graduated with only a doctoral degree.

The association, which advises the nation on legal education, said the growing trend could be damaging to the legal profession, which has a reputation for producing lawyers who are experts and have broad expertise in their specialty fields.

A recent study of the legal workforce by the Law Foundation found that a third of lawyers who received a doctora degree had no experience in law and no experience representing clients.

That means that lawyers graduating from law schools with only one doctorate are less likely to go on to become lawyers than lawyers who graduated from schools with two, three or more degrees.

Some law schools say that in-house training is needed to help students with a bachelor’s degree and have a lawyer’s degree in their portfolio.

Others say the law schools’ own requirements for hiring lawyers with a degree are outdated and unworkable.

The Association of American Law Schools is encouraging its members to become active in hiring for a variety of reasons, including the increasing demand for lawyers with legal degrees.

The association’s president, Lee Berthiaume, said in an interview that he thinks it is time to address the shortage.

“The real bottleneck is the shortage of attorneys with a college degree,” he said.

“If we’re going to solve that, we need to have more attorneys with lawyers’ degrees.”

The survey found that most lawyers who took the survey were between 35 and 42 years old.

Many were graduates of highly-ranked law schools and had a college or university degree in another field, and some had been in the legal field for years.

Among those who were graduates, those who had no professional experience were more likely to be lawyers than those with an undergraduate degree.

A majority of those who took part were between the ages of 20 and 29.

“What the survey shows is that it’s not just that law school graduates are going to be able to do this,” said Michael A. Loughlin, a partner at the law firm DLA Piper, which is handling the survey, in an email.

“They have a lot of years of experience.

They’re likely to have a good understanding of what the profession is, and their clients’ needs are going in that direction.”

Loughlin said many lawyers who take part in the survey have degrees from highly-rated law schools, but they were unable to get a job in the industry because of the shortage in lawyers with graduate degrees.

“We believe the trend of people graduating with a law degree and not a college-level degree is going to continue,” he wrote.

In-house recruiting is also a big challenge, Loughline said. “

That is the real problem.”

In-house recruiting is also a big challenge, Loughline said.

There are only so many lawyers working in the field, he said, and there is a need for lawyers who can teach.

“It’s very important to have that sort of skill set, and the law school system has not really provided that,” he added.

Law schools are required to have an associate dean for in-person recruitment and a vice president for out-of-office recruitment.

But some law schools do not have a chief recruiting officer and are relying on outside recruiting firms.

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, a group of higher education advocacy groups, has urged colleges to increase their reliance on outside recruiters.

Law school officials are aware that some of the rising numbers of law students may be tied to a recent spike in the demand for inhouse recruiting, said Karen K. Folsom, a law professor at the University at Buffalo.

“I think it’s reasonable to expect there is some increase in recruiting as a result of the economic crisis,” she said.

Folsom said that law schools must ensure that their graduates are prepared to be successful in the workplace and that their law school applications are carefully considered.

But she added that there is no clear-cut solution to the problem of lawyers not being able to find jobs in the profession.

“A lawyer is someone who has the potential to be the next lawyer to get their degree,” she wrote