TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 9, 2014

Law schools admitted 39,675 first-year students last year, the smallest incoming class since the 1970s. That number represents an 11 percent drop from the prior year and a 24 percent drop in three years. According to figures from the Law School Admission Council, the number of applicants for the first-year class in 2014 has dropped nearly 8 percent from last year. Bucking the trend are Harvard Law School and students who score high on the Law School Admission Test. More high-scoring students are applying to law school, and applications to Harvard’s law school are up significantly this year, the ABA Journal reports. At least one school -- Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Ann Arbor, Michigan, campus -- is not enrolling any first-years this fall.