Posted Jul 26, 2012 04:10 pm CDT
Several of the top 50 law schools are still accepting applications for the fall 2012 class, though the numbers vary based on the person who is asking.
At first glance, 28 of the top 50 schools were still accepting applications as of July 24, as many as four to six months after their formal cutoff dates, writes University of Colorado law professor Paul Campos at his blog Inside the Law School Scam. The numbers came from a blog reader with a high LSAT score who emailed all of the law schools.
But when a Campos correspondent called the schools, without giving any information about his qualifications, 10 out of the 28 said they were no longer accepting applications. An eleventh said the school was generally not accepting applications, though exceptions might be made.
Campos sees a number of lessons from the data, including this one: “Times are already harder in even the high-rent districts of legal academia than I would have guessed.”