From the Wisconsin State Journal:
Applications at the UW-Madison Law School were up by about 5.5 percent this year, and more students than anticipated said they plan to enroll in the fall, said Mike Hall, assistant dean for admissions.
The increases could be a reflection of the difficult job market, Hall said.
Law school officials were aiming for a class of about 240 students, but nearly 300 admitted applicants have said they intend to start classes in the fall.
“Typically we are somewhat over-enrolled, but not as over-enrolled,” as this year, Hall said.
Between now and August, Hall expects that some of the students who have committed to UW-Madison will change their minds.
About 2,950 people applied to the law school, compared to 2,797 in 2008 and 2,633 in 2007.