While law schools across the Midwest and even the nation saw an average decrease in applicants by 4.3 percent this year, Drake Law School broke the trend with a 6 percent increase in applicants for the year.
With 85 more applicants for the 2007-08 academic year, the entering class has 146 full-time students as compared to 139 for the 2006-07 academic year.
“For us to increase applicants while there is a national decrease, it certainly says something positive about Drake,” said Michael Norris, interim director of Law School admission and financial aid.
The average LSAT score for the entering class remained the same as last year with a median score of 155. “We are proud of the strength and size of the class,” said Norris.
In the new class, students represent 24 states and 67 undergraduate institutions. Drake also gained seven transfer students from other law schools, and increased the percentage of entering minority students from 14 percent last year to 15 percent this year.