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LSAT® scores of economics majors: The 2015–16 class update and 15-year history


  • Michael Nieswiadomy


In this article, the author updates his prior studies of LSAT® scores (Nieswiadomy 1998, 2006, 2010, 2014) using current data for 2015–16 law school applicants, finding that economics majors remain at or near the top of all applicants. Results of the previous studies showing economics majors scored well on the LSAT® have been posted often on economics (and other) departments' Web sites. Economics majors (mean LSAT® score of 158.8) had the highest score of the 16 largest disciplines (with more than 950 law school applicants). Economics places second behind math/physics (161.7) out of 29 discipline groupings created to contain at least 325 students with similar majors. Also, the past 15 years (2001–2 through 2015–16) reveal similar rankings across time.

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  • Michael Nieswiadomy, 2017. "LSAT® scores of economics majors: The 2015–16 class update and 15-year history," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(4), pages 327-332, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:48:y:2017:i:4:p:327-332
    DOI: 10.1080/00220485.2017.1353460

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