How to Respond to the J.D. Application Increase

" ADMISSIONS from the Law School Admission Council, or LSAC, reveal that the number of applicants to U.S. law schools so far this year is around 35% higher than it was at this point last year. Meanwhile, applications surged about 56% within that same time frame.

Because of this dramatic increase, it would be understandable if J.D. hopefuls who are seeking admission to law school next fall felt anxious about their chances of acceptance.

However, it is important for future lawyers to put these numbers in context and to appreciate that the admissions cycle is not over, some experts say. It’s also crucial for law school hopefuls to consider the fact that – for a variety of reasons – J.D. applicants are more likely to apply early this year than they were in the past." …