ABA Journal:  Would-be law lawyers in Mississippi are bucking the trend and applying to law schools in about the same numbers as last year.

Nationwide, law school applications are down by about 10 percent, the Jackson Clarion Ledger reports, citing information from the Law School Admission Council. But law schools at the University of Mississippi and Mississippi College aren’t seeing any decline.

Application numbers at both schools are on track with last year, when applications increased despite the economic downturn.