Law Prof Says Low LSAT Could Mean Bar Exam Trouble in 2016

LSAT scores of this year’s entering law school class are the lowest of any class since 2002, University of St. Thomas law professor Jerry Organ says, and that may impact bar exam passage when the class graduates in 2016. He also looked at LSAT scores and found that, from 2010 to 2013, the number of applicants with a highest LSAT of 165 or more declined by 38 percent, while the number of applicants with a lower score -- below 150 -- declined by only 22.5 percent. “The pool of applicants is not only smaller in the 2012-13 admissions cycle as compared to 2009-10, but it is ‘weaker’ in terms of the LSAT profile,” he writes. The ABA Journal has the story.