Thursday, October 31, 2013
Excess of Democracy: LSAT Takers Declining Sharply for the Fourth Straight Year, by Derek Muller (Pepperdine):
Josh Blackman's Blog, Which Undergraduate Majors Score the Highest on LSAT?:
The Faculty Lounge: Law School Applicant Pool Likely To Shrink Further, by Dan Filler (Drexel):
LSAC has now released data about the number of people who sat for the October LSAT. The total number of takers was down 10.9% from October 2012. The number of first time takers was down roughly 13% from last October. When you pair this data with attendance levels at recent LSAC Law School Forums (law school fairs, essentially) in Boston (down 47% from last year), Houston (down 15.4% from last year), Miami (down 16.3%), and New York (down 18%), law school admissions teams and law school deans are staring down some grim news.
Update: Wall Street Journal Law Blog: Number of LSAT Test Takers Is Down 45% Since 2009:
Here’s some spooky news for law schools. The number of law school
admission tests administered in October is down nearly 11% from the
previous year, according to new data from the Law School Admission Council.