LSAT Test-Takers Surge, But Law Schools Still Reeling

By on April 11, 2017

April 12, 2017

The number of people who took the LSAT in February increased by 5.4 percent over the year before, marking the third straight testing period to rise over the year before, and the largest increase for February since 2009. The number of test takers grew by 7.6 percent over the year before in December, and 1 percent in September. Still, no surge has been seen at law schools, which saw applications fall 1.9 percent as of March 31. According to, some students may be taking the test multiple times, or students may be disappointed by their scores and decide not to pursue law school. Law school admissions are expected to be “flat at best,” Jeff Thomas, executive director of pre-law programs at Kaplan Test Prep, told

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