Friday, January 20, 2012

LSAC reports applications to law schools are down more than 15%

According to a password protected report posted in the "law school" section at LSAC.org, both the number of applicants and applications to ABA accredited law schools for the fall 2012 term has dropped more than 15% since last year.

The report indicates that as of 1/13/12 ABA applicants are down 16.7% and ABA applications are down 15.3% from 2011.  The report also indicates applicants to Canadian law schools are up 4.4% and applications are up 5.4% from 2011.

(jbl).

 

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Comments

"Law school continues to be the best preparation for public citizenship. From political office to an ambassadorship to community leadership, law school training remains the best way to learn leadership skills."

Mr. Shields,

There are a few hundred *thousand* underemployed, heavily indebted lawyers who know you are utterly, utterly full of sh*t.

Posted by: cas127 | Oct 4, 2012 8:31:19 PM

Law school continues to be the best preparation for public citizenship. From political office to an ambassadorship to community leadership, law school training remains the best way to learn leadership skills.

Posted by: Jeff Shields | Mar 18, 2012 3:34:43 AM

There is a facebook page urging undergraduates to stay away from law school, the page is called Don't Go to Law School and is full of links to useful data. I hope more people make pages like that to help get the word out

Posted by: Travis Walken | Feb 11, 2012 10:34:19 PM

This is wonderful news. The market is working. Word is out that law school is a scam and ruins the lives of many. It looks like this fall there very well could be more seats than students!

The next question is which school(s) will disproportionately feel the sting of the shortage of student-victims most? Who will be forced to close first? What will Deans and Professors without any marketable skills do to support themselves?

The invisible hand of the free market is about to bitch-slap some of the passengers on the law school gravy train!

Posted by: The Ghost of Roscoe Pound | Jan 20, 2012 1:43:04 PM

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