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Friday, December 11, 2020

The Red-Hot Fall 2021 Law School Admissions Season: Applicants Are Up 38%, With Biggest Increases Among The Highest LSAT Bands

Following up on my previous posts (links below):  we are now 33% of the way through Fall 2021 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants are up 37.7%.

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 New England (54.0%), Far West (43.7%), and Midwest (43.7%); and up the least in the Great Lakes (27.9%), South Central (29.9%), Northwest (34.6%).

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Applicants' LSAT scores are up 70.0% in the 170-180 band, 39.0% in the 160-169 band, 29.8% in the 150-159 band, and 19.4% in the 120-149 band:

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Puerto Rican applicants are up 56.2%; Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander applicants are up 50.1%;  Black/African-American applicants are up 44.5%; White applicants are up 38.2%; Hispanic/Latino applicants are up 37.0%; Asian applicants are up 35.5%; Indian/Alaska Native applicants are up 33.2%; and applicants who did not reveal their ethnicity are up 29.5%.

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Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2020/12/the-red-hot-fall-2021-law-school-admissions-season-applicants-are-up-38-with-biggest-increases-among.html

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