Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:Can someone tl;dr the info from Mike? What are the ramifications? I'm a man of simple tastes, i.e., explain it to me like I'm 5.
ELI5: There are fewer people applying to schools this year. Much fewer. We also know that fewer people are taking the LSAT. It appears as if the number of people scoring between 170-180 is somewhat steady, but there are fewer people with 150-170 scores (and below).
What this means for us is that it is a good year to apply. T3 schools might not see much change, but other schools will have to admit students with lower scores to fill up their classes. If you have a score in the 170's, you may even have a better shot at a T3 school, and you definitely have a better shot every other school as they will be interested in maintaining their mean LSAT score.
This is, of course, all speculation, but I could go even further and say that GPAs will be slightly less important this year, and softs even less important. This all assumes that keeping the mean LSAT steady is very important to schools.