.

HelpAbout LSAC

 
Who Gets the App? Explaining Law School Application Volume, 1993 to 1996 (RR-97-03)
Charles Longley

Executive Summary

During the period 1993 to 1996 application for admission to American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools declined annually. The yearly decline, however, was not felt equally among all programs. Three factors in particular appear to account for much of the interschool difference in application volume. The two most important predictors are institutional reputation (variously measured) and graduates' starting salaries. Those programs with high "status" and starting salaries fared most favorably in a declining application market. The third factor is the annual cost of tuition. This variable, however, is related to interinstitutional application variation only for private law schools.


Who Gets the App? Explaining Law School Application Volume, 1993 to 1996 (RR-97-03)

Research Report Index

 





All contents © Copyright 2004 Law School Admission Council, Inc.
All rights reserved. LSAT® & LSAC® are registered by Law School Admission Council, Inc.