that the LSAT scores will become more stratified - more divided into two distinct groupings, in a way that will be very helpful for LSAT-obsessed people like us.
Once word gets out that "only the highest score counts", a whole new wave of test-takers will appear: People who take the test with little or no preparation "just to see what they get". I have to admit, I was nearly one of these people. Long ago, I signed up with LSAC, and nearly sent in my fee, thinking, "I'm smart - I can do this." Until I picked up a practice test... Under the new rule, though, I might have still gone ahead and taken the test.
The result: The number and distribution of scores in the 164+ range will stay relatively unchanged. These are the people represented by us - the people who take this seriously, who are going about the process as if it's an important life changing event. (Which we all know it is.
But there will be an influx of scores recorded at the < 160 level, from this new wave of "try and see" test-takers. And this will only help out the curve for us.The only question is,
Will word get out in time? Will there be a massive influx of unprepared test-takers in September? Time will tell.