Law School Admissions in the Headlines: The Rebounding Number of LSAT Takers

law school newsHere are some of the latest, most interesting headlines about the law school admissions process and legal education landscape from media outlets across the country. Leading off…

Here’s something that has not happened since 2010: the number of LSAT takers is on an upward trajectory! Could that mean a rebound in law school applications too? (The Wall Street Journal)

The job outlook for new lawyers is nothing to do cartwheels about, but it’s clear that the free-fall has stopped.  And that alone may be reason to crack a smile. (The ABA Journal)

Which law schools produce the graduates who earn the highest starting salaries? The answers will not surprise you. But for many pre-law students, money is definitely not everything. (Tipping The Scales)

And speaking of salaries, here’s another metric your students may want to look at: the law schools where graduates’ starting salaries most out-way debt. (U.S. News & World Report)

Talk to any candid law student and most will eventually admit that “the rankings” were the biggest data point they looked at when deciding where to apply and enroll. For years, U.S. News & World Report dominated the law school ranking space. In 2013, a new contender emerged: Above The Law – the preeminent legal blog visited by almost every law student nationwide. Tune in at 8 PM EST on Tuesday, April 29 for a special edition of The 180, Kaplan’s live, online webcast for pre-law students, when ATL’s latest rankings will be announced and discussed. It will be an exciting evening! (The 180)