Saturday, March 7, 2009

LSAC says: Applications up, applicants flat

Following up on a story we helped break last week, more information has been released from the LSAC indicating that while law school applications are up an average of 4% nationwide, the number of applicants has remained flat meaning that people are applying to more law schools likely hoping to be able to "trade-up" if the opportunity is there.

Administrators from elite schools such as Northwestern, Virginia, and Georgetown are reporting applications are up significantly this year especially given the difficulty in obtaining student loans.  At least one Northwestern official speculates that more highly ranked schools may weather the storm better than schools further down the USNWR rankings as students decide that if one is going to make the financial commitment to go to law school at all, either go big or go home.

Hat tip to the National Law Journal.

I am the scholarship dude.


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