…Is on The American Lawyer.
You can take a wild guess as to its topic.
…Is available for your reading on The American Lawyer.
As a side note, irrespective of what you think of Aaron Taylor’s research, please realize that his or those like will not be possible in the future if the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar’s Data Policy and Collection Committee changes law schools’ entering credentials reporting requirements (pdf). The committee wants to replace matriculants’ 75th, 50th, and 25th percentile LSAT and GPA data with large tables. This change will make the new data incompatible with the years of previous information that was presented in the Official Guide. I’m in favor of backwards compatibility for data, and I sent the committee a comment saying as much, but if the committee decides to make the changes anyway, much will be lost.
It really is one of the most unusual things I’ve seen in my few years writing on legal education. Like, where did these applicants get it into their heads that U.S. News‘ darlings were desperate? Hope they did well though.
That should sate your law school bug until I compile the data from the ABA’s 509 reports and see what’s there. Gotta give the ABA credit for putting this info up so much sooner than before.
[Update: One thing that’s popped out: WMU Cooley Law School had only 38 full-time matriculants this fall, down from 387 a decade ago.]
I’m proud to say that unlike last year, there is no “Mississippi problem,” in which the net lawyer growth rate in any state exceeded its ten-year annual job growth rate, yielding a negative replacement rate, sky high surplus calculations, and a lot of time spent explaining math to the media.
…Is largely the same as the ABA’s, but that’s not the point, which is that you should read:
on The American Lawyer. It’s probably the first time I’ve written on this curious topic.
I don’t have any music for you as I’m beating a virus today that’s hampering my productivity. Since my organs haven’t liquified yet, I’m ruling out Ebola.