The LSAT is making the legal news in two ways this week. First, the Law School Admissions Council reported a 16% drop in LSAT test takers in December 2012 compared to a year ago; in October, first time takers dropped 19.6%. (Brian Leiter adds that as of early December, applications to law schools were down 22%.) And second, the Standards Review Committee of the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions, after going back and forth in several meetings on the subject, voted overwhelmingly last weekend to recommend retaining the LSAT as a law school admissions requirement. Now the committee turns its attention to an even thornier topic -- a new standard governing job protections for law school faculty.