A Competitive Year for Law School Admission

LSAC just released some numbers about LSAT and application trends. Here are the numbers that prove this is going to be a very competitive year for law school admission:

The 2008-09 testing year had 151,398 test takers, an increase of 6.4% over last year. The 2008-09 year was the second highest in the history of the LSAT behind the 152,685 test takers in 1990-91
The June 2009 test had approximately 32,500 test takers, an increase of 12.3% over June 2008. (—-WOW!!!!! – My comment, not LSAC’s!)
(The June 2009 LSAT had new test date change and refund policy updates but we are still speculating that the large number of 20-24 year olds, the general un-employment and the economy played a large part in the increase number of test takers.)
There are approximately 85,069 ABA applicants for the Fall 2009, a 5.2% increase over last year. Those 85,069 applicants produced 562,104 applications, a 6.5% increase over last year. (I’ve personally noticed people applying to more schools in the last year)


2 thoughts on “A Competitive Year for Law School Admission

  1. Claire on said:

    I didn’t see those facts on the LSAC website – where can I find them? Really interesting data, very informative. Thanks for the post.

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