Monday, November 2, 2020
Following up on last month's post, Fall 2021 Law School Admissions Season Opens With A Bang: Applicants Are Up Over 35%, With Biggest Increases Among The Highest LSAT Bands:
In my remarks on A Dean's Perspective on Diversity, Socioeconomics, The LSAT, And The U.S. News Law School Rankings at Friday's Black Lawyers Matter conference, I reported on the current state of the Fall 2021 law school admissions season. We are 16% of the way through the cycle, and the number of law school applicants are up 37.1%, and the number of LSAT scores are up 34.7%.
Applicants are up the most in the New England (61.6%), Midwest (55.4%), and Far West (49.6%); and up the least in the South Central (20.8%), Northwest (25.4%), and Great Lakes (27.1%):
Applicants' LSAT scores are up 83.8% in the 170-180 band, 40.9% in the 160-169 band, 23.0% in the 150-159 band, and 15.2% in the 120-149 band:
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander applicants are up 47.8%; Asian applicants are up 42.1%; Black/African-American applicants are up 40.9%; Puerto Rican applicants are up 38.4%; White applicants are up 38.1%; Hispanic/Latino applicants are up 34.6%; applicants who did not reveal their ethnicity are up 34.5%; and American Indian/Alaska Native applicants are up 19.7%.