A CORRECTION: Actually, the figures on LSAT takers were from 2011-12. In fact, the figures for this year are somewhat better (though pointing towards another significant decline in total applicants, consistent with the November figures): In June and October 2011, there were declines in LSAT takers of 18.7% and 16.9% respectively from 2010. In June and October 2012, there were additional declines in LSAT takers of 5.9% and 16.4% respectively from 2011.
AND NOW A CORRECTION OF THE CORRECTION! My co-blogger Dan Filler sets the record straight: "The post of mine that you linked to re: LSAT takers stated that First Time takers were down 18% in October 2012. The chart you link to today is all takers – repeaters plus first timers. First timers are obviously a more significant predictor of applicants. Data released by LSAC after my post showed that number to be worse than the 18%. In fact, the October 2012 test run showed a drop in first time takers of 19.6% nationally. That’s pretty horrible." Indeed. (Dan is working off of LSAC data that is not on-line, but available to law schools.)