51% of US law schools cut size of incoming classes

November 22, 2012 A new survey by Kaplan shows that 51 percent of law schools have cut the size of their incoming classes. Of those schools, 63 percent claim they are cutting in response to the weak legal job market.

Above The Law suggests that the job market is not the only factor in the schools’ decision, as fewer law school applicants mean that schools are struggling to maintain their admission standards. They point to predictions anticipating a law school crash, with mid-tier schools lowering their admissions standards and lowest-tier schools being forced to close from lack of custom.

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