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LSAT® Scores of Economics Majors: The 2012--13 Class Update


  • Michael Nieswiadomy


Using 1994--95, 2002--3, and 2008--9 data, the author found that economics majors scored well on the LSAT® (1998, 2006, 2010). These results are often posted on university economics (and other) department Web sites. The author, who updates the prior studies using current data for law school applicants for the 2012--13 class of students entering law school, finds that economics majors continue to perform at or near the top of all majors applying for law school. Economics majors (LSAT® score of 159.1) had the highest score of the 16 largest disciplines (those with more than 1,000 students entering law school). Economics places second behind math/physics (161.8) in a set of 29 discipline groupings that contain at least 325 students with similar majors.

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  • Michael Nieswiadomy, 2014. "LSAT® Scores of Economics Majors: The 2012--13 Class Update," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(1), pages 71-74, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:45:y:2014:i:1:p:71-74
    DOI: 10.1080/00220485.2014.859964

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    1. John Fordyce & Lisa K Jepsen & Ken McCormick, 2017. "Predicting First-year Law School Performance: The Influences of Race, Gender, and Undergraduate Major," Eastern Economic Journal, Palgrave Macmillan;Eastern Economic Association, vol. 43(1), pages 64-77, January.
    2. 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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