March 17, 2014

February LSAT takers up very slightly from last year

A bit more than 1%.  A first indication that applications and enrollments may be about to level off in the next year or so.

Posted by Brian Leiter on March 17, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

March 06, 2014

Scrutinizing the data about the legal job market

Facts are never welcome by cyber-miscreants, but sometimes they are worth considering by those hoping to make informed decisions.

Posted by Brian Leiter on March 6, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Student Advice | Permalink

March 05, 2014

More signs of the time: declining 1L enrollments

Blog Emperor Caron has the sordid details.  Not all declines are created equal:  some are due to dramatic drops in applicants, but some are surely due to a desire to preserve the numerical quality of the study body and thus rankings.  The schools with increases in enrollment, also noted, are interesting.

Posted by Brian Leiter on March 5, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

March 03, 2014

More signs of the times: Thomas Jefferson Law School offering huge discounts across the boards

Blog Emperor Caron has the details.

Posted by Brian Leiter on March 3, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Student Advice | Permalink

February 26, 2014

Another law school offering major tuition incentives to residents in its part of the country

Tulsa.  I am told that maintaining "good standing" for purposes of these scholarships simply means "not failing out"!  So it is not some higher standard that poses a risk of losing the scholarship.

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 26, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

February 21, 2014

Law schools with biggest drops in enrollment since 2010

Here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 21, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

February 20, 2014

Law firm hiring, the latest NALP report for fall 2013

Good, not great:  much better than the depths of the recession, and holding steady or improving from last year in most parts of the country, but not close to being back to pre-recession levels (no surprise there).

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 20, 2014 in Legal Profession, Rankings, Student Advice | Permalink

February 19, 2014

Harvard's own survey of employers about what classes students should take

Here.  Unsurprisingly, "experiential" learning of the kind a minority is trying to force upon everyone does not loom large.

UPDATE:  Blog Emperor Caron breaks out charts showing the results.

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 19, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

February 18, 2014

UCLA Law's student body now only about 3% African-American

Students have made a video about the experience; there is also a thoughtful response from Dean Moran at the end of the linked article.

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 18, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

February 17, 2014

More price competition between law schools

This time in and around Kansas City.

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 17, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink