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Monday, November 29, 2021

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%)

We are now 33% of the way through Fall 2022 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is down 4.4% compared to last year at this time.

LSAC 1

122 of the 199 law schools are experiencing an increase in applications. Applications are up 50% or more at 7 law schools, and 30% or more at 25 law schools:

LSAC 2

Applicants are up in only one region: South Central; and are down the most in Midwest (-13.4%), Northeast (-10.7%), and Far West (-9.6%) :

LSAC 3

Applicants' LSAT scores are down -13.6% in the 170-180 band, -5.9% in the 160-169 band, and -10.8% in the 120-149 band; and up +0.3% in the 150-159 band:

LSAC 4

Asian applicants are up +5.4%; Hispanic|Latino applicants are up +2.0%; Black|African American applicants are down -2.1%; Not Indicated are down -3.4%; American Indian|Alaska Native applicants are down -5.3%; Caucasian|White applicants are down -6.7%; Native Hawaiian|Other Pacific Islander applicants are down -8.3%; and Puerto Rican applicants are down -10.5%:  

LSAC 5

Man applicants are down -4.4% and woman applicants are down -5.4%. Among the remaining gender categories, the largest increases are transgender woman (+90.9%), questioning or unsure (+57.1%), and additional gender category (+47.5%):

LSAC 6

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2021/11/one-third-of-the-way-through-the-fall-2022-law-school-admissions-cycle-applicants-are-down-4-percent.html

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