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« on: June 11, 2007, 05:36:48 PM »
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Re: Law school enrollment continues to decline
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2007, 05:38:37 PM »
That explains my GULC acceptance  ;D
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Re: Law school enrollment continues to decline
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2007, 05:47:28 PM »
If in the coming years, the number of applicant continues to decline, can we expect rising tuition rates to slow? Or does the number of applicants have no correlation to tuition fees?

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Re: Law school enrollment continues to decline
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2007, 07:51:54 PM »
Maybe this will ease what seems to be fairly saturated markets across the US.
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Re: Law school enrollment continues to decline
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2007, 08:04:22 PM »
Maybe this will ease what seems to be fairly saturated markets across the US.

Hopes this is TCR
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Re: Law school enrollment continues to decline
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2007, 08:50:35 PM »
Maybe this will ease what seems to be fairly saturated markets across the US.

No such luck..

Yes the number of people applying to law school is decreasing.. but the law schools are still filling their classes.. But with applicants that have lesser "number" GPA/LSAT.

The output of every law school is still the same.. no matter if there is less people applying to the school or not.

If you have less people applying, then each school has less bodies to choose from, so in some instances they must select individuals with lower GPA/LSAT combos.  But they still fill their class.

To keep the market from being so saturated the ABA or some other ruling organization must stop the opening of new law schools and/or reduce the existing class sizes of the current law schools. 

And I do not see this ever happening.   :(
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Re: Law school enrollment continues to decline
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2007, 01:10:56 PM »
Maybe this will ease what seems to be fairly saturated markets across the US.

No such luck..

Yes the number of people applying to law school is decreasing.. but the law schools are still filling their classes.. But with applicants that have lesser "number" GPA/LSAT.

The output of every law school is still the same.. no matter if there is less people applying to the school or not.

If you have less people applying, then each school has less bodies to choose from, so in some instances they must select individuals with lower GPA/LSAT combos.  But they still fill their class.

To keep the market from being so saturated the ABA or some other ruling organization must stop the opening of new law schools and/or reduce the existing class sizes of the current law schools. 

And I do not see this ever happening.   :(

I hear what you are saying.  On the bright side, however, that has to translate to less qualified applicants down the road.
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Re: Law school enrollment continues to decline
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2007, 04:10:27 PM »
The headline doesn't follow the information in the article.

Are actual seats going unfilled in law schools?  Clearly there are fewer people applying, but as Einstein mentioned, that doesn't necessarily translate to fewer matrics.
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Re: Law school enrollment continues to decline
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2007, 07:57:41 PM »
Sounds like the net affect is that the average law school student is becoming ever so slightly less qualified.
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Re: Law school enrollment continues to decline
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2007, 08:26:48 PM »
Sounds like the net affect is that the average law school student is becoming ever so slightly less qualified.

Doesn't spell good for the future of the profession.
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