Despite the downturn in the economy, or perhaps because of it, applications at Wisconsin's law schools are high for 2009.
According to WisBar, "applications for the entering class of 2009 are up 5 ½ percent over last year at University of Wisconsin Law School, according to Michael Hall, assistant dean for admissions and financial aid."
At Marquette "applications to date are down about 6 percent versus this time a year ago. However, [Sean] Reilly [assistant dean for admissions at Marquette] noted that the number of applications to Marquette in 2008 represented an extraordinary increase of 21 percent over 2007. According to the school's admissions data, Marquette received 2,222 applications for the class entering in 2008. Reilly said applications this year are running approximately 20 percent ahead of the numbers received by this time in 2007."
This story was of particular interest to me since I am one of those law school applicants. I'm pleased to share that I was accepted to the UW Law School and will begin my part time studies in the fall.