The New York Times reports today that application volume at law school is down so far this year and that it rose in 2005 for medical school. A few highlights form the article:
- So far this year, the number of law school applications has declined by 9.5 percent from a year earlier, following a 4.6% decline last year.
- "At Columbia, 8,020 would-be lawyers applied to start law school last fall, compared with 8,355 a year earlier. At New York University School of Law, the number fell to 7,872 from 8,220. At Stanford, the numbers fell to 4,863 from 5,040. At Harvard Law School, the numbers fell to 7,127 from 7,386."
The situation at medical school is reversed. "Medical school applications rose in 2005, to 37,364 from 35,735 the previous year, according to data collected by the Association of American Medical Colleges."