In this podcast, Mike Spivey is joined by PowerScore founder and CEO Dave Killoran and Spivey Consulting Business Intelligence Director Justin Kane ... to discuss takeaways from this previous 2020-2021 admissions cycle and to make predictions for the upcoming 2021-2022 cycle.
The fall 2021 admissions discussion addressed a number of interesting points, including:
Potential causes of the dramatic increase in LSAT scores
The pandemic gave test-takers more time to study
The online test was shorter and taken in the more convenient and comfortable home environment
Predicted LSAT and UGPA medians: +2, +.05
Predicted 1L enrollment: +10%
Which will occur first: a school with a 175 LSAT median or a 4.0 UGPA median? (The current highs are a 173 LSAT median (Harvard, Yale) and a 3.94 UGPA Median (Alabama, Yale)
The fall 2022 admissions discussion included a range of viewpoints, including a prediction of flat first-time LSAT registrants and a retrenchment from the very high LSAT scores in the current cycle, resulting in most law schools experiencing a reduction in the LSAT medians.