Fewer Suckers Took the LSAT This Year

This year, just under 130,000 starry-eyed law school hopefuls took the LSAT, down from over 170,000 two years ago. 130,000 happens to be the lowest number of test-takers in 10 years. Let’s call it a market adjustment. (HT LSAT Blog.)


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  • Andy Mergendahl

    I wonder how low that number would need to get before low-ranked law schools would start to think, “We just aren’t getting the quality students we need to produce effective lawyers. It’s time to close our doors.”

  • Matthew Rutherford

    Andy, you made my day! I wonder what color the sky is through the eyes of a law screwl dean? I think its green, much unlike the rose color of future 1L’s

  • chuck hunter, esq

    The lower ranked Law Schools will never think “we’re not getting quality students, let’s close” LOL They will NEVER close their doors and there are plenty of high quality students attending such schools and always will!!
    Esp. if the law school is a proprietary type of one that likes to make $!!

    • If quality is defined as “willing to beg/borrow tuition,” then I totally agree.

  • chuck hunter, esq

    Quality is defined as serious students intent on graduating from law school who may, or may not actually practice lex!