Financial Pressure

Demand for law school is down significantly.

National Applicant Trends

Fewer People Applying to Law School

The number of people applying to law school has decreased significantly over the past decade. Demand decreased most drastically in 2011-2012 when national media outlets started reporting frequently on the weak legal market and questionable reporting practices of some law schools.

Law School Now Easier to Get Into

The number of people admitted to at least one law school remained relatively flat between the 2002-2003 academic year and the 2010-2011 academic year, so getting into law school became easier over time. With demand dropping so sharply in recent years, schools relaxed their admissions standards. It is now almost 40% easier to get into law school than it was 10 years ago.