Law school applications are down 18 percent and the number of applicants is down 12 percent. Paul Caron has details here. Relatedly, the LA Times reports on shrinking law school class sizes at California schools. Most schools face a stark choice between shrinking the size of incoming classes and lowering admission standards. In the coming months we’ll all learn more about the choices different schools have made.
UPDATE: The greatest drop in law school applications comes from graduates of top colleges.