Wednesday, March 25, 2009
We had previously reported here that as of late February, the Law School Admissions Council ("LSAC") released data showing that although the number of law school applications was up, the number of applicants remained flat. That meant that the same number of people were merely applying to more law schools presumably hoping this might be a good year to "trade-up" as schools feel more economic pressure to fill seats.
Today, the LSAC released a password protected report on its website stating that as of 03/20/09, the data "for the fall 2009 term . . . indicates ABA applicants are up 3.0% and applications up 5.5% from 2008."
Given the well publicized news about the state of the legal marketplace as well as thoughtful essays like this one that encourage potential applicants to think long and hard before going to law school, this new data will likely come as a surprise to many.
I am the scholarship dude.