GRUNDY, Va. (AP) - Applications from prospective students are on
a record pace at the Appalachian School of Law and could top 1,800
Director of Student Services Nancy Pruitt says the school has
received a record 1,790 applications so far for the upcoming school
year. The old record of 1,717 applications was set in 2006.
The private law school opened in Grundy in 1997 with 71 students
and now has about 350.
Mayor Roger Powers says the school has energized Grundy's
downtown and created a strong housing market. Since its opening, the school has attracted students from
Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Pruitt says
applications are now coming in from around the country.
Nationwide, a record 150,000 students enrolled in law schools