As the number of folks taking the LSAT is going down, the cost of taking the LSAT is going up. 15% more or less, to $160. That has prompted critics like Brian Tamanaha at Balkinization to pounce, and to inform us, among other things, how big the reserves of the Legal Services Corporation (LSAC) are ($170M), and how much the LSAC president made in 2009. Answer: $624,000. If a law degree is required for the job, at least it's one more high-paying job available, eventually, to a law school grad.