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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

90% 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 90% 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.

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192 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 83 law schools:

LSAC 2

Applicants are up the most in Northwest (26.7%), New England (24.3%), and Midwest (21.7%); and up the least in the Great Lakes (14.2%), Other (14.8%), and Midsouth (17.7%):

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Applicants' LSAT scores are up 65.0% in the 170-180 band, 28.2% in the 160-169 band, 12.0% in the 150-159 band, and 3.2% in the 120-149 band:

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Puerto Rican applicants are up 36.2%; Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander applicants are up 33.1%; Black/African-American applicants are up 20.5%; Hispanic/Latino applicants are up 19.8%; Caucasian/White applicants are up 19.4%; applicants who did not reveal their ethnicity are up 17.2%; American Indian/Alaska Native applicants are up 14.5%; and Asian applicants are up 13.1%:

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Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2021/06/90-of-the-way-through-the-fall-2021-law-school-admissions-cycle-applications-are-up-at-96-of-law-sch.html

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