What Dan Filler at The Faculty Lounge wrote:
The newest voume summary from LSAC is out and it indicates that, as of February 15, 2013, applications have increased to the point that law schools are now down a mere 18.9% in total applicants and 22% in total applications. A total of 39,351 people have applied to law school. If this pace continues, we would expect to see just short of 55,000 applicants this cycle. [Emphasis added.]
How Brian Leiter reads that:
So my earlier speculation has come true: there has been an uptick in applications this year.