Applicants plummet; Public grade blunder

It was a Bad week for …

Staying anonymous about your bad grade, after a law professor at University of Michigan emailed his entire Civil Procedure class a spreadsheet with grades for the entire class. Richard Friedman sent the email by accident to his 90 students, including the five who received the lowest grade — a C+. The school was quick to send an email asking students not to read the email.

Law school admissions directors, after it was revealed that law school applications are on pace to hit a low of 54,000 this year. That is 20 percent lower than the 68,000 last year, and 45 percent below the high in 2004. The drop in applications should mean more headaches for admissions directors as they struggle to fill classes.