LSATs administered down for first time since 2005-06

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LSATs administered down for first time since 2005-06

Postby cmraider » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:31 pm

Not sure if this is the right forum, but...

I've been regularly checking LSAC's resources section to see how many took the Feb. LSAT, and it appears the numbers are finally posted: http://www.lsac.org/LSACResources/Data/lsats-administered.asp.

Some observations:

It's the first year since 2005-06 that the number of LSATs administered has decreased compared to the previous year. There were 9.6% fewer LSATs administered this cycle than last year's record 171,500+. This is the largest percentage decline since 1995-96 (-10.7%). The October test's decline is tied for the largest percentage drop for that month's test (-10.5%) since 1987-88. The Dec. LSAT saw a record percentage drop, year over year (-16.5%).

Still, this year LSAC administered the second-most LSATs (155,050) since they started tracking the stat in 1987-88.

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Re: LSATs administered down for first time since 2005-06

Postby tourdeforcex » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:32 pm

cool

i think in the past, drops probably signaled that the economy was better and people felt the opportunity cost of attending law school was too great, instead opting for jobs. i would like to think that about this current drop, but it is more likely that people are debt-averse and don't think it is a worthwhile investment.

thoughts?

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Re: LSATs administered down for first time since 2005-06

Postby 3|ink » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:46 pm

tourdeforcex wrote:cool

i think in the past, drops probably signaled that the economy was better and people felt the opportunity cost of attending law school was too great, instead opting for jobs. i would like to think that about this current drop, but it is more likely that people are debt-averse and don't think it is a worthwhile investment.

thoughts?

Good call

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Re: LSATs administered down for first time since 2005-06

Postby BrianOz1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:04 pm

Hope this has a positive impact on the next cycle.

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Re: LSATs administered down for first time since 2005-06

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:06 pm

BrianOz1 wrote:Hope this has a positive impact on the next cycle.

Hope this has a positive impact on job opportunities.

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Re: LSATs administered down for first time since 2005-06

Postby BrianOz1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:09 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
BrianOz1 wrote:Hope this has a positive impact on the next cycle.

Hope this has a positive impact on job opportunities.


+ 1, but first things first



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