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January 10, 2013


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Has anyone looked at the overall student profiles (GPA, LSAT, gender, diversity) over time and what groupings are dropping out of the applicant pool? I'm curious whether it is the low end, thus not impacting overall matriculant GPA/LSAT quality, an across the board drop, or some other mix.


The chart below shows the high LSAT score of 2013 ABA applicants with the percent change from last year:

Highest LSAT

Number of Applicants

Pct Chg YTD
< 140
1,059; -22.9%

1,419; -26.7%

2,381; -24.1%

3,676; -21.6%

4,340; -23.4%

4,037; -20.7%

3,232; -17.7%

1,498; -25.5%


373; -32.1%


Interesting stats. Among the highest scorers (170-180), we have the most significant drop. Among the next group (160-169), we have the lowest drop.

Possibly, the highest scorers have the best alternative options and are the most tuned in to the problems. And the next group are so stoked they got into a First Tier (or even a T-14) that they are blinded by their "good fortune."


Dumb question - does this reflect a drop in applicants or applications?

As in, are people just applying to 5 schools now instead of 6 or 7 as in the past.


It's a drop in applicants.

You can see the corresponding drop in applications here:

Hans Carlson

Those are very interesting stats. Where do you get them? Are they publicly available? I see the LSAC has updated its applicants/applications info as of January 11. Are those same stats regarding LSAT distribution amongst applicants also updated and available?


Don't listen to these people who work at these law schools - they are lying through their teeth while lining their nests.

Hans Carlson

Now that there is another month's worth of LSAC law school application information, could commenter "Anonymous" again post the breakdown of 2013 applicants by LSAT score? Very interesting stats!

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