According to a Kaplan Test Prep press release last week, more than half of the 123 law schools that responded to a recent Kaplan survey cut the size of their 2012 entering classes. The press release reports:
51% of law schools have cut the size of the entering class; 63% said the reason was the contraction of the job market in the legal industry. And more cuts may be on the way; of the law schools that have not cut the size of their entering classes, 28% say they will likely do so for the current application cycle.
The survey also addressed changes in law school curricula. On this, the press release notes:
68% of law schools have already revamped their curriculum to make their students more “practice ready”; 5% say they’ve decided to so, but haven’t implemented the changes yet; 9% say they are considering making curriculum changes; and 18% say they have no plans to make curriculum changes.
And one more important point: 47% of law schools increased their financial aid packages.