LSAT Test-Taker Numbers Up For First Time Since 2010
- Mar 13, 2014
- LSAT, Number of LSAT Takers
Blueprint LSAT Prep’s new website wasn’t the only big news of the day.
Today LSAC updated its LSAT test-taker data, and the number of February LSAT test-takers was 19,499 — up 1.1% from last year. LSAT administrations for the year were down 6.2%, but the rise in February LSAT test-takers was the first increase since the June 2010 LSAT. For those counting at home, that breaks a streak of 14 straight LSAT administrations in decline.
Here’s the complete LSAC chart:
So, what’s this mean? A lot, potentially.
In 2010-11, more than 170,000 people took the LSAT — by far the most of any year. Almost immediately after that, the so-called law school bubble burst. With fewer legal jobs available, law school enrollments plummeted.
Luckily, most people recognized that law school would rise again. It was just a matter of time. With the first increase in LSAT test-takers in four years, it appears that the rise may be happening now. It won’t be immediate, but don’t be surprised if June LSAT test-takers increase, as well as September and December. We could be in the beginning of a law school resurrection, in a way.
We’ll have more analysis ahead, but for now, what do you think about the recent rise in LSAT test-takers? Maybe you were one of them.
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