St. Johns apps up most in NY; Concordia still without accreditation

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New York law schools who are separating themselves from the pack via applications. Of the 15 law schools in New York state, only four saw a rise in applications. St. John’s University School of Law is up 14 percent, New York University School of Law is up 8 percent, Syracuse University College of Law bumped up 6 percentage points and Touro College — Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center went up 5 percent. But the same doesn’t go for Albany Law School, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, Fordham University School of Law, Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law or Cornell Law School. All six schools saw a decline anywhere from 2 percent (Cornell Law School) to 20 percent (Albany Law School).

It was BAD week for ...

Students in the inaugural class at Concordia University School of Law, who still don’t know if they will be eligible to take the bar exam next summer. Concordia University has yet to receive provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association. The ABA assigned a fact-checker to the case and has delayed its official response. The Idaho Supreme Court considered a waiver to allow the 45 students, who are set to graduate in June 2015, to take the state bar exam. But it declined to grant it in late July.