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Monday, March 15, 2021

75% Of The Way Through The Fall 2021 Law School Admissions Cycle: Applications Are Up At 96% Of Law Schools, With Biggest Increases Among The Highest LSAT Bands

We are now three-quarters of the way through Fall 2021 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is up 20.3% compared to last year at this time.

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192 of the 200 law schools are experiencing an increase in applications. Applications are up 50% or more at 23 law schools, and 30% or more at 89 law schools:

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Applicants are up the most in Northwest (25.4%), New England (25.0%), and Midwest (24.3%); and up the least in the Great Lakes (17.2%), Other (18.1%), and Midsouth (19.1%):

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Applicants' LSAT scores are up 64.2% in the 170-180 band, 28.4% in the 160-169 band, 10.1% in the 150-159 band, and 3.3% in the 120-149 band:

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Puerto Rican applicants are up 47.6%; Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander applicants are up 27.3%; Black/African-American applicants are up 23.9%; Caucasian/White applicants are up 21.5%; Hispanic/Latino applicants are up 20.5%; American Indian/Alaska Native applicants are up 17.1%; Asian applicants are up 14.8%; and applicants who did not reveal their ethnicity are up 14.9%.

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Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2021/03/75-of-the-way-through-the-fall-2021-law-school-admissions-cycle-applications-are-up-at-96-of-law-sch.html

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