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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.

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Vivia Chen

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

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