Friday, August 2, 2013
- Matt Leichter, Forget Indiana Tech’s Low Enrollment…:
- Santa Fe New Mexican, UNM Law School Sees Drop in Applications:
A steep decline in applications at The University of New Mexico’s School of Law is forcing the school to re-evaluate its future and put faculty expansion on hold, university officials announced this week. The school’s new dean, David Herring, is conducting a strategic planning process after the university saw a nearly 50% drop in applications in six years, the Albuquerque Journal reported. Numbers provided to the Journal show the UNM law school has had a drop in applications from 1,200 in 2007 to about 650 this year.
- Topeka Capital-Journal, Washburn Law Sees Enrollment Decline, but Doesn't Adhere to National Trends:
Law schools across the country are facing budget difficulties because of declining demand for juris doctor degrees, but according to several officials at Washburn University, the School of Law, despite having fewer incoming students, is doing well and hasn’t taken any drastic measures to cut costs. ... By this spring, the school will have 48 fewer J.D. students than it did in fall 2012. The loss comes from both declining enrollment and students choosing to graduate in two years rather than three. In total, there will be $1,314,000 less coming in from tuition payments this school year. ... Since 2012, six faculty members and one staff members have left Washburn on their own, and their positions have been left vacant. ... Other professors took on the departed faculty’s classes, and duties were redistributed. More budget cuts occurred ... but affected things like the law library and professors’ travel funds.
The ABA has sent FAMU a second report warning that it's still concerned that the university's law school in Orlando does not meet the standards necessary to stay accredited.
- Paul Campos (Colorado), Law School in America Moves Toward an Open Admissions Policy:
Here is the percentage of law school applicants who were admitted, over the last decade, to at least one ABA-accredited law school to which they applied, by year:
2013: 80% (projected)