Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Following up on yesterday's post, One-Third Of The Way Through The Fall 2022 Law School Admissions Cycle: Applicants Are Down 4.4% And In All LSAT Bands (Especially 170-180 (-13.6%)), Except 150-159 (+0.3%):
Reuters, Law School Applicants Are Down, Breaking Five-Year Streak:
Is legal education’s pandemic boom beginning to fade?
The number of applicants to law schools nationwide has declined year-over-year for the first time since 2018, according to data from the Law School Admission Council, a nonprofit that administers the Law School Admission Test. As of Nov. 28, 22,662 people had applied to start law school in fall 2022, nearly 5% fewer than this time last year, the council reported.
Admissions experts say it’s an early signal that the highly competitive law school market of the past year may be cooling off, though they cautioned that the current cycle is only a third over — and that landing a seat in law school next year won’t be easy.