Some days, it feels like trying to help prospective law students is like trying to stop lemmings from jumping off of a cliff. The ABA Journal reports:
Applications tripled in February after the Southern New England School of Law merged with the University of Massachusetts, creating the first public law school in the state.
Looking only at February data, the school has received triple the number of applications over the same month last year, the Herald News reports. Overall, applications at the school have jumped 132 percent so far for the 2010 school year, with 123 would-be students seeking admission.
Have I taught you nothing? Don’t you wanna-be UMass lawyers care about yourselves? How can I help you if you won’t lift a finger to help yourselves?
The Boston Herald reports:
A “robust recruitment effort” will begin in the next few weeks, the announcement said.
The UMass law school will initially enroll 278 students, slightly higher than its enrollment this year. Enrollment will grow slightly each year, reaching 559 students in fall 2017.
I heard a strange noise. It was… screaming. Some kind of screaming, like a child’s voice … Lambs. The lambs were screaming. First I tried to free them. I… I opened the gate to their pen, but they wouldn’t run. They just stood there, confused. They wouldn’t run. They wouldn’t run.
Would-Be Students Clamor to Apply at New UMass Law School [ABA Journal]
UMass Law applications soar after approval [Boston Herald]
Earlier: Prior ATL coverage of Southern New England/ UMass Law School