What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

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What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby ComatoseClown » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:45 am

http://www.lsac.org/LSACResources/Data/ ... stered.asp
Many of us have been in the scoop about this for awhile, thanks to all the reports and hearsay.

What are causes, though, of this drastic rise in LSAT-takers -- especially in light of the economic collapse, which has stricken the job market pretty harshly?

(List all the causes you can think of, if possible.)

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:52 am

Global Warming

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:00 am

Not sure if serious. If so...people are delaying seeking employment in this economy by going back to school. Including law school.

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby kazu » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:10 am

Disappearance of honey bees?
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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby James Bond » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:18 am

SURGE in abortion rate

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby ahduth » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:41 am

Maybe it's a huge number of these tea party bozos trying to go back and learn about this "constitution" I've been hearing so much about.

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby 180orbust » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:57 am

Petraeus.

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby sophia.olive » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:03 am

ahduth wrote:Maybe it's a huge number of these tea party bozos trying to go back and learn about this "constitution" I've been hearing so much about.

Are they allowed to take out student loans?

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby gambelda » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:03 am

Eugenie Danglars wrote:Not sure if serious. If so...people are delaying seeking employment in this economy by going back to school. Including law school.


Which is absolutely STUPID. But I agree. This is most likely the cause - however misguided it may be.

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:14 am

The BP oil spill

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:15 am

gambelda wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Not sure if serious. If so...people are delaying seeking employment in this economy by going back to school. Including law school.


Which is absolutely STUPID. But I agree. This is most likely the cause - however misguided it may be.


Yeah it's not well thought out, but if you are only looking out for the short term, I see where they're coming from.

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:20 am

D. H2Oman wrote:Global Warming


lol

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby pereira6 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:24 am

ComatoseClown wrote:http://www.lsac.org/LSACResources/Data/lsats-administered.asp
Many of us have been in the scoop about this for awhile, thanks to all the reports and hearsay.

What are causes, though, of this drastic rise in LSAT-takers -- especially in light of the economic collapse, which has stricken the job market pretty harshly?

(List all the causes you can think of, if possible.)


I don't think you can write 2009-present when the October test had 10% less test takers. Clearly 2009 had a spike, but that's about it.

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby BrownBears09 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:27 am

pereira6 wrote:
ComatoseClown wrote:http://www.lsac.org/LSACResources/Data/lsats-administered.asp
Many of us have been in the scoop about this for awhile, thanks to all the reports and hearsay.

What are causes, though, of this drastic rise in LSAT-takers -- especially in light of the economic collapse, which has stricken the job market pretty harshly?

(List all the causes you can think of, if possible.)


I don't think you can write 2009-present when the October test had 10% less test takers. Clearly 2009 had a spike, but that's about it.


Meh, -10% variance from the previous year is still a 2nd all-time high since 1987. Keep it in perspective.

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby LLB2JD » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:27 am

ComatoseClown wrote:http://www.lsac.org/LSACResources/Data/lsats-administered.asp
Many of us have been in the scoop about this for awhile, thanks to all the reports and hearsay.

What are causes, though, of this drastic rise in LSAT-takers -- especially in light of the economic collapse, which has stricken the job market pretty harshly?

(List all the causes you can think of, if possible.)



Wikileaks - There was some foresight by prospective law students, of the "damage :shock:" it would cause to world diplomacy.

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby Na_Swatch » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:30 am

Butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon Rainforests

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby ahduth » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:10 am

sophia.olive wrote:
ahduth wrote:Maybe it's a huge number of these tea party bozos trying to go back and learn about this "constitution" I've been hearing so much about.

Are they allowed to take out student loans?


lol. Keep your government hands off my Stafford Loans!

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby James Bond » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:02 pm

180orbust wrote:Petraeus.


I lol'ed

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:31 am

gambelda wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Not sure if serious. If so...people are delaying seeking employment in this economy by going back to school. Including law school.


Which is absolutely STUPID. But I agree. This is most likely the cause - however misguided it may be.


Still don't see why it is stupid to go back to school in a recession. It is pretty universally known as a good move (except if you are going to a shitty school, which is unrelated to the idea of going back to school in general)

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:30 am

bigkahuna2020 wrote:
gambelda wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Not sure if serious. If so...people are delaying seeking employment in this economy by going back to school. Including law school.


Which is absolutely STUPID. But I agree. This is most likely the cause - however misguided it may be.


Still don't see why it is stupid to go back to school in a recession. It is pretty universally known as a good move (except if you are going to a shitty school, which is unrelated to the idea of going back to school in general)


Depends on what school and how much $ you are getting. TLS has very high standards :roll:

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:43 am

What happened in late 2008 and early 2009 that could have possibly made people change career plans?

An illegal Keynesian in the white house is what.

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Re: What caused the SURGE of LSAT-takers in 2009 -- present?

Postby sophia.olive » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:50 am

Desert Fox wrote:What happened in late 2008 and early 2009 that could have possibly made people change career plans?

An illegal Keynesian in the white house is what.

that was funny twice :) :D




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