David Segal at the NY Times brings us a quick volley in the skirmish with the news that the number of people taking the LSAT is down once again. The overall numbers are down 25% from just a few years ago.
Are we at the bottom? I don’t think so. The exam was still taken 129,925 times. If we assume that each person takes it twice, that’s still an average of 65k taking it each year. That’s still many more than the 45k/year that are in the law school pipeline and, of course, much more than the 15k-20k jobs that may be out there for lawyers.