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ERIC Number: EJ893029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
LSAT[R] Scores of Economics Majors: The 2008-9 Class Update
Nieswiadomy, Michael
Journal of Economic Education, v41 n3 p331-333 2010
Using 1994-95 and 2002-3 data, the author (1998, 2006) has found that economics majors scored well on the LSAT[R]. These results are frequently posted on university Web sites by economics (and other) departments. The author, who updates the previous studies by using current 2007-8 law school applicants for the 2008-9 class of students entering law school, finds that economics majors still perform at or near the top of all majors applying for law school. Economics majors (LSAT[R] score of 157.4; LSAC 2009) are tied for first (with philosophy) of the 12 largest disciplines (those with more than 1,900 students entering law school). Economics is tied for second (with philosophy/religion [157.4]) behind physics/math (160.0) in a set of 29 discipline groupings that the author created to yield groups of at least 450 students with similar majors. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Law School Admission Test