TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 11, 2014

The fall-out from the drop in applications continues to impact law schools, with three recently announcing plans to cut enrollment and faculty sizes, the National Jurist reports. Among them is the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Va. “[We’re] returning to a smaller school because that’s probably closer to our mission in any event,” Dean Lucy McGough told the Roanoke Times. “We’re a school … principally for the Appalachian region, a six-state region. The choice to keep it the same size would mean you’d have to take applicants of lesser quality. Given our choices, we think it’s better to return to our roots.” In addition to decreasing the number of students, the law school plans to cut back on administrative staff, lower faculty salaries and reduce the number of full-time faculty.