Business of Law

Kansas U Law School Applications Plummet Almost 23 Percent


Updated: A predicted drop of as much as 20 percent in law school applications to Kansas University this year has exceeded expectations.

Applications have plummeted nearly 23 percent, reports the Lawrence Journal World.

“This trend of double-digit drops in applications, nearly every school in the country is experiencing this,” notes Stephen Mazza, dean of KU’s law school. Early this year, the national average was 12 to 13 percent, he says, but the reduction in applications has probably gotten even bigger since then.

Additional and related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Yale Law School Gets Hit by Double-Digit Drop in Applications”

ABAJournal.com: “As Applications Plummet at Other Law Schools, U of Colorado Sees Record 12.7 Percent Increase”

ABAJournal.com: “Honors Grad Working as Doc Reviewer Sues Law School, Says She Was Misled by US News Stats”

U.S. News & World Report: “Law School Applications Take a Dip”

Updated June 8 to correct reference to Kansas University.

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