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Proportion of LSAT scores below 150 up by 146% (2010-2017)

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_ blog/2017/06/proportion-o ichininosan06/12/17
We need lower bar passage score to help this new wave of tal triplesix06/12/17
I think the LSAT is curved every time, so the percentage of doublefriedchicken06/12/17
The problem is the people with the higher LSAT scores are no cocolawyer06/12/17
I think this is right. People who get high scores on the LSA flharfh06/12/17
I thought that when they curve the LSAT, they factor in past themapmaster06/12/17
You must have some desire to go to law school to take the LS doublefriedchicken06/12/17
ichininosan (Jun 12, 2017 - 11:21 am)

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2017/06/proportion-of-law-school-applicants-with-lsats-160-are-down-35-since-2010.html

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triplesix (Jun 12, 2017 - 11:35 am)

We need lower bar passage score to help this new wave of talent to enter our prefftigious profession.

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doublefriedchicken (Jun 12, 2017 - 12:09 pm)

I think the LSAT is curved every time, so the percentage of people with scores is the same. If the smart people stop taking the LSAT, LSAT scores would stay the same.

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cocolawyer (Jun 12, 2017 - 12:33 pm)

The problem is the people with the higher LSAT scores are not entering law. They look at the stats and go F that I can do better. The ones with lower scores enter because they have no other prospects in life.

That is why you have Cooley's median LSAT score last year at a 135...I think it rose to an impressive 138 this years class...god help us all.

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flharfh (Jun 12, 2017 - 1:04 pm)

I think this is right. People who get high scores on the LSAT have options, and they are choosing not to go to law school.

Pet theory - working 65 hours a week at a law firm appeals less to Millenials than it did to Boomers and Gen-Xers.

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themapmaster (Jun 12, 2017 - 1:18 pm)

I thought that when they curve the LSAT, they factor in past year performance... so the curve is not just based on how well your year does in answering questions of that difficulty but also how takers did ten years ago

Just like with bar applicants the lsat takers, as a pool, have become measurably poorer than 2009

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doublefriedchicken (Jun 12, 2017 - 1:42 pm)

You must have some desire to go to law school to take the LSAT. Maybe you do more research after you take it or you are T14 or bust and when you don't score 170 you hang it up.

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