Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

85% 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 85% of the way through Fall 2021 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is up 19.9% compared to last year at this time.


191 of the 200 law schools are experiencing an increase in applications. Applications are up 50% or more at 18 law schools, and 30% or more at 85 law schools:


Applicants are up the most in Northwest (26.1%), Southeast (24.4%), and New England (24.3%); and up the least in the Great Lakes (15.9%), Other (17.2%), and South Central (18.1%):


Applicants' LSAT scores are up 63.8% in the 170-180 band, 27.9% in the 160-169 band, 10.3% in the 150-159 band, and 2.6% in the 120-149 band:


Puerto Rican applicants are up 55.9%; Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander applicants are up 31.7%; Black/African-American applicants are up 22.0%; Caucasian/White applicants are up 20.7%; Hispanic/Latino applicants are up 20.5%; applicants who did not reveal their ethnicity are up 16.8%; American Indian/Alaska Native applicants are up 15.3%; and Asian applicants are up 13.7%:


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