Law school applications are collapsing –which could affect phil programs

This could spell some trouble for many philosophy departments, which rely on pre-law majors to keep afloat upper-level courses:

Now comes word that applications in this admissions cycle appear to be in something like free fall. As of December 7th, they are down 24.6% from the same time last year, while the total number of applicants has declined by 22.4% year over year. 

via Law school applications are collapsing – Lawyers, Guns.

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  1. Not to mention the possible loss of millions in general fund dollars that universities extract from law students to redistribute to philosophy (etc) grad students. If universities start shuttering law schools, or if law school tuition must decrease to reflect the actual cost of attendance, that money will have to come from somewhere. And it won’t be (at least for a generation) out of law school faculty salaries. To ask them to take the salaries akin to other humanities professors would be absurd. After all, they could all be partners in biglaw firms….

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