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September 03, 2013


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Anonymous JOnes

Isn't this the Class of 2016 (not 2017)?

Will you post a comprehensive list?

I understand that some schools, such as Case Western, are down dramatically.

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Top Law Schools has a more comprehensive list (including GPAs and LSATs) of whatever has been released publicly that they could gather:

and Colorado increased its class size 20% (I guess they did not get Campos' memo)

Jim Moliterno

The 2012 Washington & Lee entering class enrollment number (187) is a highly misleading base point because it was more than 50% higher than the prior year. W&L went from 121 in 2011 to 187 in 2012 as a result of an abnormally high yield on offers. The average class size of the five years immediately preceding 2012 was 129. Between 2007 and 2010, the entering class size grew from 116 to 144, so the current year's 111 is very close to our entering class of 2007.

Dan Filler

I don't mean to suggest that in any particular case - such as W&L - a school is forced to reduce class size due to a paucity of applicants. There may be a few cases where schools are shrinking because they can't find bar-pass capable applicants to fill their seats. But many schools - and I'm certain W&L is among them - will reduce class size to protect class quality.


someone did a brilliant graphic last year, showing which schools shrunk and which expanded, and showing what happened to the incoming student stats for the schools. at a glace, you could see which schools adopted the "shrink and protect stats" strategy and which ones adopted the "grab lots of new students and let the stats fall where they will." does anyone have a link to that? is there some way to do that again this year? the data on this year's incoming law school classes are perhaps the most important such data ever.

terry malloy

One word: Attrition.

The increased availability of outcome information, especially for bottom third 1L performers, will likely lead to a more sober analysis of whether a rising 2L should continue to pay his or her professors' salary for a vanishing chance at practicing law.

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