Shrinking Sales? Increase Prices!

The number of prospective law students taking the LSAT has declined significantly in the past few years after peaking in 2009-10.  So what is the Law School Admission Council doing in response?  Increasing the test fees.  The fee increases include a substantial increase (in percentage terms) in the cost of sending LSAT scores to schools.  Yet if the LSAC is among those concerned about declining law school applications, making it more expensive to apply is hardly a sound way to respond.

UPDATE: Brian Tamanaha takes a closer look at the LSAC here.  As he notes, this is strange behavior for a non-profit organization that’s “sitting on nearly $200 million in assets” and is supposed to serve the nation’s law schools.