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The Number of LSATs Administered Is On the Rise

The number of LSATs administered is on the rise again. There were about 1,400 more LSAT takers in June 2015 than there were in June 2014. That’s about a 6.6% increase. The bad news: law school admissions may get more competitive. The good news: the legal market is improving.

Keep in mind that the number of LSATs administered is different from the number of test takers, because about a quarter of all test takers will retake the LSAT, many doing better the second time around. As of the last application cycle, we’re still at a low for total test takers. But, either way, the effect is that there will likely be more high LSAT scores around.

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University of Illinois Law School in Hot Water (Again)

Illinois is a troubled state. In July, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was convicted of corruption for selling Barack Obama’s vacated senate seat. He will be the fourth Illinois governor in 35 years to go to prison. The fourth. And that doesn’t count the plethora of other politicians who brushed up against the law without being imprisoned.

So perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise to an Illinois-jaded public that the University of Illinois Law School is dealing with its share of negative publicity, as well. The Chicago Tribune reports that the school is conducting an internal investigation into whether the school inflated LSAT test scores and GPA’s under Dean Paul Pless.

If this sounds familiar to you, there’s good reason.