Author Archives: Mark

Six LSATs Per Year: Can More Choices Be Counterproductive?

As many students know, beginning this year, the LSAC added more options for taking the LSAT.  Instead of four (4) options per year, you now have six (6) test dates.  At first glance, that is a good thing.  But it can be an illusory benefit, and may even be counterproductive, for students who don’t fully […]

Law School Rankings: UCI Law Up To #21

The 2018 law school rankings can be seen here: . As always, these rankings should be taken with a grain of salt.  But they are interesting reading nonetheless.  Two of the more notable changes involved California schools, including (1) UCI Law School continuing its meteoric rise in the rankings to #21, up seven places from […]

Who’s Teaching Ya?

In previous posts, I’ve mentioned the study by the LSAC – unaffiliated with any LSAT Prep company – that found students taking independent LSAT Prep courses like ScoreItUp do significantly better on the LSAT on average than do students using any other form of LSAT Prep, including (1) students relying upon “self study,” (2) students relying […]

Above The Law’s Law School Rankings: An Intriguing Perspective

A different set of law of law school rankings, with a different focus and different results, is published by Above the Law (ATL).  Focusing entirely on the outcomes of students enrolled in the various law schools, ATL’s rankings (and the basis for them) are worth reviewing as well.  As indicated in my post about the […]

February LSAT Takers Increase 13.6%

The number of LSAT-takers sitting for the most recent LSAT (February 2018) increased a 13.6% compared to February 2017, one year ago.  Perhaps more meaningfully, the cumulative increase in LSAT takers over the past year (including the June 2017, September 2017, December 2017 and February 2018 LSATs) increased 18.1% over the past year.