Friday, July 10, 2015
The number of LSAT takers in June 2015 (the first test of the 2015-16 cycle) increased 6.6% from June 2014. This is the third consecutive increase, following the 0.8% increase in December 2014 and 4.4% increase in February 2015. This follows 14 consecutive declines in LSAT takers from February 2010 through December 2013.
The June 2015 figure is even more impressive because it reflects a whopping 10.9% increase in first time LSAT takers from June 2014.
LSAT also reports that law school applicants are down only 2.0% for the Fall 2015 entering class (which represents 97% of the preliminary final applicant count):
Update: Wall Street Journal, Jump in LSAT Takers Gives Law Schools Finally Something to Cheer