wadeny wrote:Threads like this keep popping up week after week, and the answer remains the same: no one knows. It's still December and a lot of applications have yet to be submitted. You can talk about the increased number LSAT takers and about certain schools releasing preliminary stats (i.e. Iowa), but it's all speculation at this point. Anyone who is posting on here as if they somehow know what's going on is full of BS. Just calm down and wait a few more months.
However, I do think it can be said that by checking out the LSN for Iowa, it looks like it can fairly be concluded that however the cycle plays out, the sky isn't falling. That is to say, numbers that were competitive or auto-admits last year should still stand a solid chance this year. Plenty of people getting in to Iowa with mid 3 GPAs and 160 LSATS who don't look like they have special softs. Also, not everyone who takes the LSAT winds up even applying, including high scorers; I talked to a guy outside the test center who majored in electrical enginering and said he might consider going for patent law if he got a 167+ on the test (he studied for like 2 weeks and got 165s on most practice tests), otherwise he was just going to grad school. Sure these cases happen every cycle, but more test takers probably means more folks like this.