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December 2010 LSAT Scores Released

December 2010 LSAT Scores Released
December LSAT scores are out.

Pause here for intense emotion, followed by ferraro rocher consumption (don’t act like you haven’t tried its sweet, sweet combination of nougat and chocolate crispies). After the tumult of receiving your LSAT score has subsided, it’s time to turn your attention to the question of a most urgent nature. Namely, how difficult was the curve for the December 2010 LSAT?

In early December, our very own Blueprint LSAT founder Matt Riley made some predictions about the December 2010 curve. The upshot? That it would easier than winning a limbo showdown with Yao Ming. Since Yao Ming is 7’6”, that’s pretty darn easy.

Turns out he was right. Like, really really right. Out of 102 questions (the first time in 18 years that the test had this many questions)*, you could miss 14 for a 170, 22 for a 165, and 30 for a 160.**

That’s INSANE. To put it in perspective, in December of 2005 you could miss eight questions for a 170. Here, you could miss fourteen. Fourteen, people! If I had taken the December 2005 LSAT, I would track everyone down via stalker, I mean twitter, and peg them with leftover fruitcake.

The bad news is that this sucks for me because now I owe Mr. Riley a case of beer for getting his score prediction correct. The good news is that it’s going to be Schlitz. (And of course that lenient of a curve means it’s easier for all of you to get a higher score – hooorah).

So congratulations to all who took the December 2010. If you didn’t get the score you wanted, I wouldn’t blame it on the curve, because this baby was a New Year’s gift we might never see again.

Check out our discussion board for more conversation about the test and curve.

*Thanks, twitter peeps, for pointing this out – I incorrectly said it was the first time in my initial article.
**These are numbers reported from multiple students. An official copy of the curve has not yet been made available from LSAC.