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LSAT test-takers continue to decline; October number is at lowest point since 1998


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The number of people taking the Law School Admission Test continues to drop.

Only 33,673 people took the LSAT in October, an 11 percent decline from the previous year, report the National Law Journal and the Wall Street Journal Law Blog (sub. req.). The new number is a 45 percent drop from the all-time high reached in October 2009.

The October number is at its lowest point since 1998.

The Law Blog sees the figures as “the latest sign that the law-school bubble hasn’t stopped deflating.”

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