Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Law school applicants for 2014, as of 8/8/14, fell to 54,527 representing a 6.7% decline from 2013. Those applicants submitted a total of 352,406 applications which also represents a drop of 8.2% from last year. The LSAC website has more details including two graphs that track the decline in applicants and applications, respectively, for the past three years. Overall, this represents an almost 50% decline in total law school applicants from the high water mark set in 2004 when 100,600 prospective law students applied (submitting 552,400 applications) according to the LSAC.