Top US law schools may need to drop admissions standards

April 15, 2012 The recent decline in the number of students applying for admission to law school, along with a concurrent drop in the number of applicants scoring in the top range on the LSAT, means that law schools may need to drop their entry standards and settle for smaller classes, according to this article on the LSAT Blog.

In the 2010-2011 admission cycle, top-14 law schools could pick their incoming classes from around 4,052 applicants scoring 170 and above on their LSAT, whilce the 2011-2012 admission cycle saw around 3,268 applicants scoring 170 and above. That is a 19.4 per cent drop, which will be felt by the top law schools whose class sizes average around 321.


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