Monday, November 23, 2020
Following up on my previous posts on the Fall 2021 law school admissions season:
We are now 25% of the way through Fall 2021 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants are up 31.7%:
Mike Spivey projects that applicants will be up 28% for the full admissions season, but Jeff Thomas cautions that the increase in applicants may be an illusion because first-time LSAT test-takers are down 3% thus far.
Applicants are up the most in the New England (52.5%), Midwest (48.9%), and Northeast (39.1%); and up the least in the Great Lakes (18.8%), South Central (21.9%), Northwest (27.2%).
Applicants' LSAT scores are up 70.4% in the 170-180 band, 32.7% in the 160-169 band, 19.0% in the 150-159 band, and 10.9% in the 120-149 band:
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native applicants are up 42.3%; Puerto Rican applicants are up 41.5%; Black/African-American applicants are up 35.2%; White applicants are up 33.2%; Hispanic/Latino applicants are up 29.8%; applicants who did not reveal their ethnicity are up 29.7%; and Asian applicants are up 28.8%.