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Law School Applications Decrease Dramatically this Year

We had our first hints in January that Law School was no longer the place of choice to "hang out" while the recession runs its course, as noted in this post: Fewer People Applying to, Riding out Recession in Law School . The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that law school is losing its...

Optimism and Confirmation Bias in Law School Applicants

While the principle of social proof encourages large numbers of individuals to apply to law school in a bad economy, other psychological processes are also at work. Why did the number of law school enrollees continue to increase over the past few years, even while large law firms eliminated thousands...