Thursday, October 31, 2013
The number of October LSAT takers has declined for the fourth straight year. The numbers:
The number of October 2013 LSATs administered was 33,673, down 10.9% from October 2012 and down about 45% from the October 2009 LSATs administered.
The cumulative total of LSATs administered is 57,670, compared with 63,003 at this point last year, 71,981 in 2011, 87,318 in 2010, and 93,341 in 2009.
Brian Leiter at Brian Leiter's Law School Reports has some analysis as does Paul Caron at TaxProf Blog. Professor Leiter specifically suggests law school will rely more on adjuncts and visiting professors as applications decline as a austerity measure.