LSAT Numbers Continue to Decline

For the fourth straight year, the number of people who took the LSAT has decreased, the National Law Journal reports. LSAT numbers for the October test — traditionally the biggest cohort annually — dropped by 11 percent since last year, while numbers for the June test decreased 5 percent. "This is a big deal," said Dan Filler, a professor at the Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law. "I think there was a kind of optimism bias among a lot of people in the academy, and maybe a little sense of disbelief that the number of applicants could and would continue to decline."