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News Posted on August 20, 2014

Surge in King Hall Applications Draws Media Coverage

A 25 percent increase in student applications to UC Davis School of Law has drawn coverage from The Recorder. The article notes that law school applications are down 8.2 percent nationwide and that of the 10 ABA-accredited California schools that provided 2014 figures to The Recorder, King Hall was the only one "defying the trend" and reporting an increase in the number of applicants.

Dean Kevin R. Johnson is quoted as saying he was "pleasantly surprised" by King Hall's robust increase. He pointed to increased outreach efforts and the School of Law's decision to waive its $75 application fee as factors that helped to prompt the surge in applications, and expressed optimism about the future.

"I do think the market is coming back," Dean Johnson said. "And I do think the naysayers of law schools and being a lawyer, their days are limited in number."

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