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LSAT Scores of Economics Majors: The 2003-2004 Class Update


  • Michael Nieswiadomy


Abstract: Using 1994-1995 data, Nieswiadomy (1998) found that economics majors scored well on the Law School Admissions Test. These results are frequently posted on university Web sites by economics departments. However, because the results are nearly 10 years old, it may be interesting to determine if economics majors still perform as well. The author, using current data for the 2003-2004 class of students entering law school, finds that economics majors still performed at or near the top of all majors taking the test. Economics majors rank first (156.6) of the 12 largest disciplines (those with more than 2,200 students entering law school). Economics ranks third behind physics/math (158.9) and philosophy/religion (157.4) in a set of 29 discipline groupings that are created to yield at least 700 students with similar majors.

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  • Michael Nieswiadomy, 2006. "LSAT Scores of Economics Majors: The 2003-2004 Class Update," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(2), pages 244-247, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:37:y:2006:i:2:p:244-247
    DOI: 10.3200/JECE.37.2.244-247

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    1. John V. Winters, 2016. "Is economics a good major for future lawyers? Evidence from earnings data," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 47(2), pages 187-191, April.

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