Sunday, November 3, 2013
Following up on Thursday's post, More Grim LSAT News:
National Law Journal, LSAT Numbers Decline for Fourth Straight Year:
The number of people who took the LSAT in October—traditionally the biggest cohort annually—dropped by 11 percent since last year, marking the fourth year of steady decline and intensifying worries that a turnaround remains out of sight.
The drop in October followed a 5 percent decline of test takers in June from the previous year, according to the Law School Admission Council, which administers the Law School Admission Test four times a year.
Together, these early indicators suggest that law schools are in for yet another difficult admission cycle. ...
In October, 33,673 people took the LSAT, down from 37,780 last year. That’s just under half—45 percent—of the 60,746 who took the October LSAT in 2009, a historic high. ... the October 2013 Law School Admission Test was the 13th straight administration with fewer test takers compared to the previous year.
Matt Leichter, LSAT Tea-Leaf Reading: October 2013 Edition: