Law School Applicant Pool Continues 3-Year Nosedive

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT) -- With the final fall law school applications counted, the nation's legal educators are faced with a drop of more than 12 percent in prospective law students, according to recently released data.

As of the second week of August, American Bar Association-accredited law schools accepted 385,358 applications from 59,426 prospective students, according to a report this month from the Law School Admission Council.

 

The applicant number was down 12.3 percent from 2012, while the number of applications plummeted 17.9 percent. For law schools, the complete fall numbers represent a...
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