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Law School Apps Expected to Drop

By November 28, 2012

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Gavel (Courtesy Jason Morrison, Stock.Xchng) Interesting news from the people behind the LSAT - the Law School Admission Test. The number of would-be law students taking the admissions exam has plummeted 25% since 2009-10, when 171,514 LSATs were administered. Last year, just 129,925 people took the LSAT and the year before it was 155,050. Many lawyers, law professors and administrators believe the decline is due to the nation's increased awareness that a legal degree is no guarantee of future wealth - or even of the ability to pay off the crushing student debt required to get that law degree in the first place.

That awareness about law school has come amid headlines about "law school remorse" and flurries of lawsuits and recriminations against law schools from former students, who say they were misled by their schools' skewed employment statistics.

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