Paul L. Caron
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Monday, October 4, 2021

9% Of The Way Through The Fall 2022 Law School Admissions Cycle: Applicants Are Up 11.5%, With Biggest Increase (21.6%) Among The 150-159 LSAT Band

We are now 9% of the way through Fall 2022 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is up 11.5% compared to last year at this time.

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158 of the 195 law schools are experiencing an increase in applications. Applications are up 50% or more at 42 law schools, and 30% or more at 87 law schools:

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Applicants are up the most in the Northwest (44.0%), Other (36.7%), and Far West (14.7%); and are down in the Midwest (-17.9%):

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Applicants' LSAT scores are up 1.2% in the 170-180 band, 14.8% in the 160-169 band, and 21.6% in the 150-159 band; and down 7.0% in the 120-149 band:

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Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander applicants are up 66.7% (up 80.0% over 2020 and up 150.0% over 2019); Asian applicants are up 22.2% (up 60.1% over 2020, up 98.6% over 2019; Hispanic/Latino applicants are up 14.3% (up 46.5% over 2020, up 77.8% over 2019); Caucasian/White applicants are up 11.5% (up 49.2% over 2020, up 66.9% over 2019); Black/African American applicants are up 10.3% (up 40.4% over 2020, up 39.9% over 2019); American Indian/Alaska Native applicants are up 3.0% (up 20.4% over 2020, up 58.1% over 2019); Puerto Rican applicants are down 31.0% (up 3.7% over 2020, up 5.9% over 2019):

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Male applicants are up 12.5% and female applicants are up 9.6%. Among the remaining gender categories, the largest increases are among agender (+125.0%); additional gender category (+114.3%), and genderqueer or gender fluid (86.4%): 

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Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2021/10/9-percent-of-the-way-through-the-fall-2022-law-school-admissions-cycle-applicants-are-up-11-percent.html

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