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Will the September LSAT Continue the Forgiving Curve Trend?

Curves. What a pointy, harsh, angular world it would be without them. And we can also thank them for their help boosting our scaled scores on the LSAT year after year. Recently, however, the LSAT seems to be reaching new heights on the Curvaceous Scale. The December LSAT had a -14 curve for a score of 170, and the June LSAT curve was -13.

Can we expect further blossoming of this trend, or is it soon to deflate?

While it would be a logical fallacy to assume a future outcome on the basis of past performance, we can entertain ourselves with speculation all we like. First, a little background on LSAT curve statistics.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.14.14

A) LSAC can’t notify law schools of an LSAT test-taker’s disability, says a California appeals court. San Francisco Gate.

B) Bar exam? Iowa doesn’t need any stinking bar exam. Des Moines Register.

C) Getting into law school is always a special occasion. Especially for Mahesh Vara. The Bolton News.

D) Another state has seen its same-sex marriage ban deemed unconstitutional by a federal judge. This time it’s Oklahoma. USA Today.

E) Meet the man who hasn’t bathed in 60 years. And please bring him some deodorant. Pop Dust.

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October LSAT Test-Takers Down 11%: What Does it all Mean?

We here at Blueprint LSAT Prep are shocked (SHOCKED!) to find that, yet again, the number of LSAT test-takers is down. Way down: 11% since last year, and 45% since the high of 2009. According to Law.com (and this handy chart provided by LSAC), this makes it 13 straight administrations with a decline in LSAT test-takers.

To put some numbers on it (and not just percents), 60,746 people took the 2009 October LSAT. That’s more than twice as many students as there were legal positions available (2.28 times as many, to be exact). This year, that number is down to 33,673 – or only 1.4 times as many LSAT test-takers as available legal positions! We call that progress, readers.

But what does it mean?

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June LSAT Test-Takers (Only?) Down 4.9% From Last Year

The LSAC released the numbers, and this year 23,997 law school hopefuls took the June LSAT. That’s a decline of 4.9% from last year’s June LSAT. It’s also the 12th consecutive LSAT administration for which numbers have declined from the previous year.

The last time so few LSAT test-takers took the June LSAT was in 2001. Shrek was playing in theaters, George W. Bush had just been inaugurated, and Justin Bieber had zero Twitter followers. In other words, it’s been a while.

On the other hand, 4.9% is the smallest year over year decline in LSAT test-takers since things started tanking in October 2010. Perhaps it’s starting to bottom out. Or not. The June LSAT has lost a smaller percentage of its test-takers over the last few years than have the other LSAT administrations.

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Tips to Make LSAT Reading Comp Not Feel Like Pulling Teeth

When given a choice between doing an LSAT Reading Comp section and getting a root canal, many LSAT-takers would opt for the dental work without hesitation.

This notorious section can be dense, dull and difficult, and as the June LSAT approaches, you may find yourself frustrated because your Reading Comp scores refuse to budge. Fear not. Just as with the rest of the LSAT, practice makes perfect, and with these tips you’ll find yourself inching ever closer to your goal score. And all without novocain!

Tip #1 for LSAT Reading Comprehension Domination: Change how you look at LSAT Reading Comp