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Law school admission numbers

I haven't checked in awhile, are they still at an all time l esquire13811/04/17
LSAC doesn't start publishing the next year's numbers until dupednontraditional11/04/17
I believed they actually ticked up a little. But the nu patenttrollnj11/04/17
Some things to read the tea-leaves, LSAT test takers: https: wellisuck11/05/17
esquire138 (Nov 4, 2017 - 12:36 pm)

I haven't checked in awhile, are they still at an all time low or are they bouncing back yet?

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dupednontraditional (Nov 4, 2017 - 3:55 pm)

LSAC doesn't start publishing the next year's numbers until around December 1, usually.

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patenttrollnj (Nov 4, 2017 - 7:09 pm)

I believed they actually ticked up a little.

But the numbers are still nowhere near what they used to be.

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wellisuck (Nov 5, 2017 - 1:33 am)

Some things to read the tea-leaves, LSAT test takers: https://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/lsats-administered

2017–2018 June 27,606 (up 19.8% YOY) Sept/Oct 37,146 (up 10.7% YOY)

For comparison

2010–2011 June 32,973 2009-2010 Sept/Oct 60,746

2009-2010 had a total of 171,514 LSATs administered, the most ever. Last year had just over 109,000.


Probably means that applicant numbers will be ticking up a good bit year on year, but still way down from the start the recession.


Also 2015, 16, and 17 applicant data: https://lsac.org/lsacresources/data/three-year-volume


Plus 509s from 2016: https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/legal_education_and_admissions_to_the_bar/statistics/2016_standard_509_data_overview.authcheckdam.pdf

56,000 applicants in 2016. 37,000 1Ls in 2016.

Finally debt by school: https://lawschooltuitionbubble.wordpress.com/2017/03/16/only-13-law-schools-didnt-report-2016-graduate-debt-to-u-s-news/

Burn in hell, Whittier, Charlotte, and whoever else closed. Hopefully a few more follow, but with admissions looking to recover I'm not holding my breath on that one.

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