HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Number Of Law School Applicants Has Bottomed Out, But Quality Of Applicants Continues To Plummet. “In short, the wrong sort of applicants are applying. … The only places that have seen an increase in applicants are those scoring a 144 or lower. Applicants scoring a 145 to 149 are largely flat. In contrast, applicants with a high score of 165 or higher are down double-digits, with the steepest decline among the most elite applicants.”