Philosophers and Law School

The table below shows the average LSAT scores for philosophy majors and the five majors with the largest number of law school applicants for 2007-2008.

MAJOR NUMBER OF APPLICANTS AVERAGE LSAT SCORE
Philosophy 2184 157.4
Political Science 14,964 153.0
English 5120 154.7
Psychology 4355 152.5
History 4166 155.9
Criminal Justice 3306 145.5

The average score of philosophy majors is significantly higher. Indeed, of the 27 majors with the largest number of law school applicants, no major exceeded the average score of philosophy majors.

Source: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1430654