LSAT takers down again, reaching record lows

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Prospective law students, as the LSAC reported that the number of students taking the LSAT dropped again. The number of students who took the October LSAT dropped to 30,943, down from 60,746 in 2009, when it hit a high mark. The numbers are off 8.1 percent from last year. It was the lowest number of test-takers in October since prior to 1987.

That means even fewer applicants than the year before, which will make it easier than ever to get into law school. Of course, it is bad news for law schools, as many are struggling to fill seats and make ends meet financially.

The July exam was also off from the prior year, dropping from 23,997 to 21,803. The number of test-takers is on pace to be the lowest number since prior to 1987, when there were fewer law schools.