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Monday, June 26, 2017

The Number Of Law School Applicants With 160+LSAT Scores Has Declined Since 2010

Correction:  This post originally contained inaccurate data.  I have deleted the inaccurate data and included corrected charts from my later post, The Quantity And Quality Of Law School Applicants.

Following up on my previous posts (here, here, and here):

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Comments

The obvious solution: make the test easier!

Posted by: mike livingston | Jun 26, 2017 4:15:15 AM

This is why any statements that we have reached a "new normal" in law school applications are just flat wrong. There was effectively another 8% decline in applicants this year. Demand just continues to drop and drop among people who constitute true law school applicants. Papering over this decline by taking people who have no chance of success in the profession will come back to haunt schools.

Posted by: JM | Jun 26, 2017 8:11:57 AM

When I took the Virginia Bar exam way back in 1960 (passed the first try), the pass rate was too low; many UVa law grads were failing, DC schools passing. So they moved the curve.
What passes as law nowadays is diluted by a helluva lot of ideology from the left. Judges practicing politics instead of law.

Posted by: Jim Brock | Jun 26, 2017 8:48:55 AM

"... but a real gift to the industries where those people are otherwise headed."

Perhaps. Much depends on what their talents and abilities are. Alas, many aren't well suited for STEM fields.

Posted by: Quartermaster | Jun 26, 2017 10:10:05 AM

Oregon is lowering the bar passage rate 10 points. They say it's too make more inline with other states offering the UBE. And that is probably right. But it's also because last July only 58% of test takers passed.

Posted by: Justin | Jun 26, 2017 10:15:20 AM

Oregon is lowering the bar passage rate 10 points. They say it's too make more inline with other states offering the UBE. And that is probably right. But it's also because last July only 58% of test takers passed.

Posted by: Justin | Jun 26, 2017 10:15:24 AM