Saturday, July 12, 2014

The number of June LSAT takers hits a 14 year low

That's according to the figures published by the LSAC on Thursday here. The Wall Street Journal Law Blog has more details:

Number of LSAT Test Takers in June Falls to 14-Year Low


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The number of law school admission tests administered in June was down 9.1% compared to a year earlier, according to figures released by the Law School Admission Council on Thursday.


The 21,802 people who sat for the test last month is the lowest June total in 14 years, suggesting that law schools may still be having difficulty convincing college graduates on the value of a J.D. degree.


For schools, it’s a step backward after the glint of hope they got in February when the number of law school admission tests administered inched up 1.1% over the February 2013 total.


The half-day LSAT is given four times a year in annual cycles starting in June. A total of 105,532 people took the test during the 2013-2014 cycle that just wrapped up, falling 6.2% from the year before.


“This June low bodes ill for the number of applicants next fall,” writes Matt Leichter, whose “Law School Tuition Bubble” blog has chronicled the travails of the legal education industry.

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