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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Fall 2021 Law School Admissions Update: Applicants Are Up 31%, With Biggest Increase Among The Highest LSAT Bands

As we close out 2020, we are now 40% of the way through Fall 2021 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is up 31.1% (a 7.2 percentage point drop in less than two weeks).

LSAC 1

Applicants are up the most in New England (41.7%), Midwest (38.1%), and Far West (34.9%); and up the least in the South Central (28.2%), Northwest (28.7%), and Southeast (29.8%)

LSAC 2

Applicants' LSAT scores are up 65.3% in the 170-180 band, 31.6% in the 160-169 band, 22.0% in the 150-159 band, and 15.0% in the 120-149 band:

LSAC 3

Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander applicants are up 49.6%; Puerto Rican applicants are up 46.6%; Black/African-American applicants are up 37.3%; Caucasian/White applicants are up 31.9%; American Indian/Alaska Native applicants are up 30.9%; Hispanic/Latino applicants are up 28.9%; Asian applicants are up 28.0%; and applicants who did not reveal their ethnicity are up 19.4%.

LSAC 4C

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2020/12/fall-2021-law-school-admissions-update-applicants-are-up-31-with-biggest-increases-among-the-highest.html

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