Do you believe there are just way too many lawyers in the U.S. currently? Many people go into law due to prospective income that they may obtain by being a lawyer. I believe there are way too many unqualified people becoming lawyers. When I took the series 7 either you obtained a 73 percent or you failed the test. The LSAT, you can score 43 of the questions right out of 5 sections and get into a law school. The LSAT needs to be pass or fail, not score as many questions correct and get into a law school. All you need to score is 10 questions correct in 5 sections out of 23-27/section questions. That is just total b.s. in my opinion. In conclusion, I believe the door to law school which is the LSAT needs to be changed in order to decrease the amount of people trying to become lawyers and to open jobs for people who are lawyers. What are your views?
Less acceptance rates will decrease the amount of people attempting to go into law. I hate lots of people going into the same profession I am going into. As stated before, when I do pass the bar I will live with my parents for at least two years and do volunteer work for different courts helping those who can't afford lawyers. Not because I am trying to build a resume but rather because I love the law and would like some experience (for myself) before trying to find a job. I will still be very young anyway, so I don't see the harm in doing 2 straight years of community service. Even if law does not work out, I have all the prereqs. filled for med-school, so I could just put law aside for a few years, live with the folks, and go to med school for 7 years. @obstuse: The LSAT being pass or fail would limit the sub-standard lawyers from going to law school. Right now a 143 is a decent score. Passing the LSAT should be around 73 percent of the questions correct, or 70 out of 100 questions answered correctly. That will limit the sub-standard which would limit a lot of people in the field of law. You think.
Pass or fail would limit the amount of lawyers. I couldn't care less about the low scoring (people who got 70/100) people being viewed as high scoring people. At the end of the day, those who pass will be a fraction of the law students in law school today. Look at financial advisers/broker-dealers, are they in influx? No, the reason being is that the series 7 is one tough ass test and either you pass or fail.
73 percent is a C- not a D-. Let me break it down for you so you will understand as you are having a hard time... People who score 68-69 questions correctly out of 100/103 score is 159/180. A person who scored 158-9 is above 79 percent of the people taking the test. Now, make the same test and have a pass or fail score of 70 answered correct or more and you fail a lot of students. The average person going to law school will be in that 20 percent body that scores above 159, as you will need a 160-62 or more to pass the actual LSAT. That means your raw score must be 70 questions correct.