The LSAC is reporting that "As of 1/09/15, there are 135,408 fall 2015 applications submitted by 19,904 applicants. Applicants are down 8.5% and applications are down 10.8% from 2014. Last year at this time, we had 40% of the preliminary final applicant count." If this year's applicants follow last year's pattern, we'll have approximately 49,760 total applicants for the class entering in fall 2015.
The last post in this series is here.
(I would add in light of a reader's email to me asking about my prediction of the first year class this coming fall, that I haven't been predicting the number of first years next fall. But if the applicants continue to be down about 8.5%, total first year enrollment next fall of 35,000-36,000 sounds about right to me. Probably a lot closer to 35,000 than 36,000.)