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Law School Applications Set to Hit 15-Year Low

Law school is falling out of favor with Americans, new data show. The decline has spurred programs to use strange survival tactics

Law schools keep getting less attractive to young professionals, with schools receiving 6.7 percent fewer applications this year than they did in 2014, according to numbers released by the Law School Admission Council on Wednesday, March 19. The number of individuals applying has also fallen, by 4.7 percent. If the pace continues as it did last year, the number of people who applied to law school for the Fall 2015 semester will hit its lowest level in 15 years. (At this point last year, LSAC had accounted for 79 percent of applicants.)

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