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ERIC Number: EJ1153467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
LSAT® Scores of Economics Majors: The 2015-16 Class Update and 15-Year History
Nieswiadomy, Michael
Journal of Economic Education, v48 n4 p327-332 2017
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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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Law School Admission Test
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