Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby reasonable_man » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:58 pm




Best news I've heard in 5 years.

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby LLB2JD » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:00 pm

We have a smarter public....wow

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby esq » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:01 pm

reasonable_man wrote:



Best news I've heard in 5 years.

+1, For all of us who did apply, let's hope that this trend continues.

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby adonai » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:15 pm

Now let's see what the attrition rate has been in the past year.

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby acknox » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:41 pm

I hope this continues through next year.

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby Hannibal » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:51 pm

Ironically, every one of the dumbasses (such as yours truly) to continue anyway is going to have better job prospects because of this.

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby slacker » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:55 pm

How many less applicants? This is just applications, no?

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby gwuorbust » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:00 pm

yes, this is just a drop in the number of applicants. there were will still be an estimated 66k LS applicants. in past years there have been about 60k LS slots. so we shall see if there is actually a drop in the number of enrollees. schools have also been cutting class sizes so that could also help decrease the number of enrollees.

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby bhan87 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:03 pm

Now if only the ABA would also drop 10% of law schools...

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:03 pm

And yet, we still applied and many of us have put seat deposits down and will be matriculating in the fall. What does that say about us?

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby Hannibal » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:05 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:And yet, we still applied and many of us have put seat deposits down and will be matriculating in the fall. What does that say about us?


It says we time things well, because we will be coming out when the economy is better and we'll have less competition for jobs.

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:09 pm

Hannibal wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:And yet, we still applied and many of us have put seat deposits down and will be matriculating in the fall. What does that say about us?


It says we time things well, because we will be coming out when the economy is better and we'll have less competition for jobs.

You sure about that?

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby adonai » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:09 pm

Hannibal wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:And yet, we still applied and many of us have put seat deposits down and will be matriculating in the fall. What does that say about us?


It says we time things well, because we will be coming out when the economy is better and we'll have less competition for jobs.

Our OCI will be near the end of 2012. Unemployment is expected to be around 7%. Do you think employment prospects will really be better? Will a year and a half be enough time to filter out all of the unemployed attorneys/law students? + the huge record breaking class of 2013?

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby Hannibal » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:12 pm

adonai wrote:
Hannibal wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:And yet, we still applied and many of us have put seat deposits down and will be matriculating in the fall. What does that say about us?


It says we time things well, because we will be coming out when the economy is better and we'll have less competition for jobs.

Our OCI will be near the end of 2012. Unemployment is expected to be around 7%. Do you think employment prospects will really be better? Will a year and a half be enough time to filter out all of the unemployed attorneys/law students? + the huge record breaking class of 2013?


Yup.

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby 99.9luft » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:13 pm

adonai wrote:
Hannibal wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:And yet, we still applied and many of us have put seat deposits down and will be matriculating in the fall. What does that say about us?


It says we time things well, because we will be coming out when the economy is better and we'll have less competition for jobs.

Our OCI will be near the end of 2012. Unemployment is expected to be around 7%. Do you think employment prospects will really be better? Will a year and a half be enough time to filter out all of the unemployed attorneys/law students? + the huge record breaking class of 2013?


can't wait for that time period, personally.

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby rso11 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:15 pm

esq wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:



Best news I've heard in 5 years.

+1, For all of us who did apply, let's hope that this trend continues.


^ 1+

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby adonai » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:17 pm

Hannibal wrote:
adonai wrote:
Hannibal wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:And yet, we still applied and many of us have put seat deposits down and will be matriculating in the fall. What does that say about us?


It says we time things well, because we will be coming out when the economy is better and we'll have less competition for jobs.

Our OCI will be near the end of 2012. Unemployment is expected to be around 7%. Do you think employment prospects will really be better? Will a year and a half be enough time to filter out all of the unemployed attorneys/law students? + the huge record breaking class of 2013?


Yup.

My cat's name is mittens.

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby swc65 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:22 pm

Yay! :mrgreen:

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby rundoxierun » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:40 pm

Doesnt matter. I have accepted that poverty awaits me. Wish it was the good ole days back when debtors just got all-expense paid trips to Australia ( at least I think thats how it worked).

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby Hannibal » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:41 pm

tkgrrett wrote:Doesnt matter. I have accepted that poverty awaits me. Wish it was the good ole days back when debtors just got all-expense paid trips to Australia ( at least I think thats how it worked).


:roll:

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby NikaneOkie » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:43 pm

So what do you all think this will affect?
Are we looking at lower stats or floors at some schools? (*praying the answer is yes*)

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby ebo » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:51 pm

This means were all getting six figure jobs at median when we graduate, right???????/

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:55 pm

Hannibal wrote:Ironically, every one of the dumbasses (such as yours truly) to continue anyway is going to have better job prospects because of this.

*grumbles about how bad it's still going to be for my class*

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Re: Law School Apps Drop 11.5 Percent, a 10-Year Low

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:58 pm

Seriously though. We all caution people on this forum to avoid law school because of the legal market. Yet nearly all of us will be attending law school. Why do we seem to think we will succeed when we tell everyone else the likelihood of them succeeding is minuscule?




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