Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

This news brief is directed at you young’uns—those of you who are thinking about pursuing a career in law. Some issues we’ll look at today: Are you nuts to go to law school? And if you do so, will you regret it? And will you be loved?

LSAT is in vogue again! According to TaxProfBlog, the rate of LSAT test-takers “skyrocketed 29.7 [percent] in December,” which is on top of the 19.8 percent jump in June, and the 10.7 percent surge in September/October. The blog reports that the 19.2 percent overall increase for last year is the largest bump since 2001-02.

That bump also translates into more law school applications: Compared to last year, there’s been a 10.6 percent increase in applicants.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

More from this author

Law Firm Hiring - By School

Find out where graduates from top law schools are starting their careers, and their penetration rate into the Am Law 200. Log into Legal Compass or start your free trial today.

Get More Information

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.