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Saturday, October 5, 2013

NY Law Schools Suffer Declines of 31% in Applications and 19% in Enrollment Since 2008

I Love New YorkNew York Law Journal, Facing Drop in Applications, Law Schools Cut Costs:

New York's 15 law schools have opened their doors to what many deans describe as one of the most motivated first-year classes in memory. But with significantly fewer prospective students to go around, the institutions are grappling with the repercussions of the decline.

Following a national trend, most of the New York schools enrolled fewer first-year J.D. students this fall than was the case six years ago. Only three brought in classes that were larger than last year's. According to figures from the schools, first-year J.D. class size overall is down 9% from last year and 19% from 2008.

The classes were culled from an applicant pool that has declined even more precipitously—20% from last year and 31% from 2008.


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Ahh...the sweet smell of progress! One hopes that many of these clearly superfluous, money-grubbing programs close their doors for good.

Posted by: Anon | Oct 5, 2013 11:16:25 AM