The American Institute of Physics has issued a report showing that physics majors have the highest average score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), the entrance examination for American law schools.
Among individuals who applied to law school in 2007-2008, physics majors had an average LSAT score of 161.5 (perfect is 180). The nearest competition was mathematics at 159.7. Economics majors averaged 157.4, and electrical and mechanical engineering majors averaged 156. The majors usually associated with law school attendance, political science and criminal justice, averaged 153.0 and 145.5, respectively. The average score on the LSAT in the 2007-2008 academic year was 152.6.