Call it the LSAT disconnect. Although college grads with majors in science, technology, engineering and math tend to score high on the law school entrance exam, those taking the test and applying most often have majors in the social sciences and “helping” professions that typically score lower, according to recent studies.

An analysis by Pepperdine University School of Law professor Robert Anderson shows that college grads who major in mathematics, physics and biomedical engineering on average score 160 or higher on the law school entrance exam. On his blog, Witnesseth, Anderson found that chemical engineers, biologists and mechanical engineers also do well on the exam, on average. The only other majors breaking the 160 average were classics and linguistics.

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