Monday, November 15, 2021
We are now 25% of the way through Fall 2022 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is up 2.3% compared to last year at this time.
153 of the 199 law schools are experiencing an increase in applications. Applications are up 50% or more at 18 law schools, and 30% or more at 53 law schools:
Applicants are up the most in Other (+28.4%), Northwest (+9.3%), and South Central (+5.7%); and are down the most in Midwest (-12.6%), Northeast (-4.8%), and Far West (-1.7%) :
Applicants' LSAT scores are down -11.2% in the 170-180 band, -1.4% in the 160-169 band, and -1.6% 120-149 band; and up +11.4% in the 150-159 band:
Asian applicants are up +10.8%; Hispanic|Latino applicants are up +10.7%; Black|African American applicants are up +5.3%; American Indian|Alaska Native applicants are up +3.3%; Not Indicated are up +0.7%; Caucasian|White applicants are down -0.2%; Native Hawaiian|Other Pacific Islander applicants are down -5.2%; and Puerto Rican applicants are down -9.6%:
Male applicants are up +1.2% and female applicants are up +2.2%. Among the remaining gender categories, the largest increases are transgender woman (+87.5%), additional gender category (+84.6%), and genderqueer or gender fluid (+50.7%):
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