ERIC Number: ED469249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
Who Gets the App? Explaining Law School Application Volume, 1993 to 1996. LSAC Research Report Series.
In recent years there has been a steady decline in the number of applications filed for full-time admission to American Bar Association-approved law schools. This study sought to determine what explains interinstitutional variation in application volume for the years 1993 to 1996. Using multivariate regression analysis, the study tested a predictive model that incorporates three institutional characteristics (reputation, tuition, and the starting salaries of graduates). The mode was tested for classes entering law school in the fall of 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996, with numbers of law schools between 169 in 1994 and 1994 to as high as 176 for 1993. Findings show that more than 70% of the variation in volume can be explained. Differences between public and private law schools are reported. The paper concludes with recommendations for increasing application volume. An appendix contains three tables of detailed study data. (Contains 11 tables and 21 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Law School Admission Council, Newtown, PA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A