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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The Fall 2021 Law School Admissions Season Was One For The Ages: Applicants Were Up 12.6%, With Biggest Increase (66%) Among The 170+ LSAT Band

LSAC has released preliminary end-of-year data on the Fall 2021 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC was up 12.6% compared to last year.

LSAC 1A

 

Fall 2020

Fall 2021

Increase

Applicants

63,136

71,095

12.6%

Applications

381,486

481,590

26.2%

185 of the 200 law schools experienced an increase in applications. Applications were up 50% or more at 8 law schools, and 30% or more at 65 law schools:

LSAC 2A

Applicants were up the most in Northwest (22.5%), Midwest (17.1%), and New England (16.4%); and up the least in the Great Lakes (9.2%), Other (10.5%), and Mountain West (12.1%):

LSAC 3A

Applicants' LSAT scores were up 66.3% in the 170-180 band, 25.8% in the 160-169 band, and 8.5% in the 150-159 band; and down 3.7% in the 120-149 band:

LSAC 4A

Puerto Rican applicants were up 28.7%; Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander applicants were up 22.6%; Caucasian/White applicants were up 13.9%; Hispanic/Latino applicants were up 12.8%; applicants who did not reveal their ethnicity were up 11.6%; Black/African-American applicants were up 11.5%;  American Indian/Alaska Native applicants were up 9.9%; and Asian applicants were up 8.7%:

LSAC 5A

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2021/09/the-fall-2021-law-school-admissions-season-was-one-for-the-ages-.html

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