On the law school “brain drain”
Smart post by Prof. Muller at Pepperdine.
He points out that the current data shows that the principal brain drain is at the lower end of the LSAT distribution. For the most competitive students, including students who will be competitive at Northwestern and certain other schools, there has in fact been a slight to moderate uptick in the percentage of these students applying to law school.
None of this contradicts the central fact that law school applications are down nationwide, but it does illustrate the utility of more fine-grained data as we consider these matters.