Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Number of LSAT Tests Drop to an 11-Year Low

Chronicle of Higher Education -- "The number of Law School Admission Tests administered this year declined by 16.2%, the largest drop in more than a decade, the Law School Admission Council reported. The numbers reflect widespread pessimism about the value of a legal education today as education debts soar and job prospects remain dim.

The decline, from 155,050 tests in 2010-11 to 129,925 this year, follows the previous year's 9.6-percent fall (see chart above, data here).

The drop comes at a difficult time for the nation's law schools. A team of lawyers representing disgruntled law-school graduates has filed 15 lawsuits against law schools for allegedly publishing inflated data on the jobs and salaries of their graduates. The lawyers recently announced plans to sue 20 more schools if they round up enough plaintiffs to pursue class-action lawsuits, and to continue cranking out batches of suits every few months.

In the meantime, unhappy graduates have taken to so-called "scam blogs" to decry what they see as deceptive reporting on jobs and salary data."

Related: "Pop, Goes the Law School Bubble"


At 3/20/2012 4:27 PM, Blogger morganovich said...

well, that's a piece of good news.

one can say many things about the economy, but "if only we had more lawyers, things would be better" is not one of them...

At 3/20/2012 6:20 PM, Blogger Benjamin Cole said...

Keep the lawyer downturn going: De-license the profession.

Really, is your life at risk if you hire a mediocre lawyer?

I can barely abide by licensing for doctors.


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