A Competitive Year for Law School Admission

Law School Expert Blog

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 Responses

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *