The number of LSAT takers took a nosedive in 2010, and continued to slide through 2015. While still far off their 2009 high, the number has definitely stabilized — also known as “hitting rock bottom” in famous musician parlance. The 2015-2016 LSAT year (June ’15, Sept/Oct ’15, Dec ’15, February ’16) saw year-over-year increases averaging a little less than 5%. 2016-2017 started off flat, with June drop of about 1% and a Sept/Oct jump of about 1%.
As the number of LSAT takers has been going down, some law schools have gotten creative. The move? Just admit applicants who’ve never taken the LSAT. Brilliant.
LSAC, is not a fan. To prove that this is a very bad idea, LSAC is flexing its muscle.