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November 20, 2012
Number of LSAT Test-Takers Falls 16.4%
The number of students taking the LSAT last month (the October test historically has the greatest number of takers) was down 16.4% from last year (and down 37.8% from 2009′s all-time peak). There have not been this few LSAT test-takers in October since 1999.
Update: Matt Leichter, Some LSAT Tea-Leaf Reading:
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Law schools have long benefited from perceptions that were simply not accurate regarding the value proposition of obtaining a law degree (at least for those that, *imagine this*, actually want to obtain gainful permanent full time work as an attorney that pays enough to service their debts with a little something left over).
The internet has exposed the truth, and more folks are begining to act rationally, i.e., performing a cost/benefit analysis in light of the information now being made available (that had previously been manipulated or completely hidden). Law school has simply become a wildly expesnive gamble that doesn’t make sense for most.
It’s just that simple. Nothing against professors, nothing against administrators. Just a bad deal for the vast majority of those weighing it.
The drop in takers is a good thing.
Posted by: Anon | Nov 20, 2012 5:22:47 PM
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