Friday, March 15, 2013
Excellent News: There Were Fewer LSATs Administered in 2012-2013 Than in 1987-1988
The Hard Data:
Take a look at the LSAC chart labeled "LSATs Administered."
The total number of exams for 2012-2013 was LESS THAN the figure for 1987-1988. You merely need to compare the numbers. This past year, there were a total of 112,515 LSATs administered, compared to 115,988 in 1987-1988. I'm sure that the law school swine are sweating and defecating themselves in their pens, at this moment.
You can see the trend: in 2009-2010, the number of entrance exams amounted to 171,514. According to this data source, the last three years saw respective declines of LSATs of 7.5 percent, 13.6% and 12.9 percent.
In sum, there has been a 34.4 percent drop in law school admission tests from 2009-2010 to 2012-2013, i.e. 112,515/171,514. The number of college graduates has certainly not decreased in that time. Of course, the greedy pig diploma mills have simply loosened their standards, in order to retain significant class sizes.
On December 14, 2012, Paul Campos posted a brilliant ITLSS entry labeled “Endgame.” Check out this killer opening:
“What are the economic implications for law schools of an admissions cycle that ends up attracting only 53,000 applicants? To answer this question, we have to estimate how many matriculants such a cycle is likely to yield. This is a function of two factors: how many applicants end up getting admitted to at least one school to which they apply, and how many admitted applicants actually end up enrolling.
As to the first factor, the percentage of applicants being admitted to at least one school has been rising for several years now:
In other words, law school applicants were 27.9% more likely to be admitted to at least one school in 2011 than they had been seven years earlier. We don’t have numbers yet for how many 2012 applicants were admitted to at least one school, but since the number of applicants fell by 13.7%, while the number of new 1Ls fell by only 8.6%, it seems certain that the upward trend in percentage of applicants admitted continued." [Emphasis mine]
For $ome rea$on, ABA-accredited diploma mills have chosen to “relax” their already weak-ass admission criteria. Hell, many law schools currently accept applicants with 148 LSAT scores or 2.9 undergrad GPAs. Yes, that is a hallmark of professional school, right?!?! Clearly, the law school pigs and cockroaches don’t give one damn about their students, and are only interested in maintaining their bloated, artificially set salaries.
The Effects of Fewer Applicants on ABA Commodes:
The New York Times published an Ethan Bronner piece entitled “Law Schools’ Applications Fall as Costs Rise and Jobs Are Cut” - back on January 30, 2013. Check out the following excerpt, from that article:
“A few schools, like the Vermont Law School, have started layoffs and buyouts of staff. Others, like at the University of Illinois, have offered across-the-board tuition discounts to keep up enrollments. Brian Leiter of the University of Chicago Law School, who runs a blog on the topic, said he expected as many as 10 schools to close over the coming decade, and half to three-quarters of all schools to reduce class size, faculty and staff.
After the normal dropout of some applicants, the number of those matriculating in the fall will be about 38,000, the lowest since 1977, when there were two dozen fewer law schools, according to Brian Z. Tamanaha of Washington University Law School, the author of “Failing Law Schools.”
The drop in applications is widely viewed as directly linked to perceptions of the declining job market. Many of the reasons that law jobs are disappearing are similar to those for disruptions in other knowledge-based professions, namely the growth of the Internet. Research is faster and easier, requiring fewer lawyers, and is being outsourced to less expensive locales, including West Virginia and overseas.” [Emphasis mine]
Automation eliminates information jobs, as fewer workers armed with faster technology and better software can produce more than several employees in the past. It’s a brave new world. People can now easily access case law, statutes, city ordinances, land records, and perform rudimentary legal research - from the comfort of their own home. Hell, you can now purchase legal forms from online vendors and Office Max.
Conclusion: These numbers indicate that college graduates have started catching onto the law school scam. At some point, several ABA-accredited trash heaps will end up closing their doors. You simply cannot admit applicants with 139 LSAT scores and pass yourself off as a legitimate “institute of higher learning.” Furthermore, "legal education" diploma mills will not offer across the board tuition discounts for long. A few will merge with other toilets, in order to grab some more federal loan money a while longer. Perhaps, some large colleges or universities will purchase such commodes, in the mistaken belief that their name brand can resuscitate a fourth tier garbage pit. Thank you to everyone who has helped document this house of cards. Lastly, to the law school pigs: You’re welcome!
Posted by Nando at 7:22 AM