Paul L. Caron

Monday, March 1, 2021

Two-Thirds Of The Way Through The Fall 2021 Law School Admissions Cycle: Applications Are Up At 97% Of Law Schools, With Biggest Increases Among The Highest LSAT Bands

We are now two-thirds of the way through Fall 2021 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is up 20.9% compared to last year at this time.


193 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:


Applicants are up the most in New England (28.6%), Mountain West (24.2%), and Northwest (23.6%); and up the least in the Great Lakes (16.6%), South Central (18.3%), and Other (19.1%):


Applicants' LSAT scores are up 63.4% in the 170-180 band, 26.0% in the 160-169 band, 9.7% in the 150-159 band, and 4.7% in the 120-149 band:


Puerto Rican applicants are up 48.5%; Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander applicants are up 29.3%; Black/African-American applicants are up 25.4%; American Indian/Alaska Native applicants are up 23.3%; Caucasian/White applicants are up 21.8%; Hispanic/Latino applicants are up 21.4%;  Asian applicants are up 15.4%; and applicants who did not reveal their ethnicity are up 14.5%.


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