Friday, August 11, 2017
U.S. News & World Report, Less Competitive Law School Admissions a Boon for Applicants:
U.S. News data reveal that the average number of applicants at the top 14 schools in the Best Law Schools rankings was 20.6 percent lower for the entering class of 2016 than it was for the entering class of 2008. Meanwhile, the average number of applicants at lower-ranked law schools plunged 52.3 percent between 2008 and 2016.
U.S. News data shows that acceptance rates at the top 14 law schools were only slightly higher for the entering class of 2016 than they were for the entering class of 2008. But acceptance rates at lower-ranked law schools rose more than 20 percentage points between 2008 and 2016.
ABA Journal, Reduction in Law School Applications Result in Favorable Upsides For Some