Thursday, February 17, 2022
We are now 67% of the way through Fall 2022 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is down 9.2% compared to last year at this time.
98 of the 199 law schools are experiencing an increase in applications. Applications are up 50% or more at 1 law school, and 30% or more at 10 law schools:
Applicants are up in only one region: Other (+9.4%); and are down the most in Midwest (-14.0%), Far West (-13.2%), and Northeast (-13.1%):
Applicants' LSAT scores are down -15.4% in the 170-180 band, -12.7% in the 160-169 band, -6.4% in the 150-159 band, and -7.7% in the 120-149 band:
Hispanic|Latino applicants are down -2.6%; Asian applicants are down -2.8%; Black|African American applicants are down -7.0%; Not Indicated are down -8.8%; American Indian|Alaska Native applicants are down -10.8%; Puerto Rican applicants are down -11.2%; Caucasian|White applicants are down -11.3%; and Native Hawaiian|Other Pacific Islander applicants are down -15.9%:
Man applicants are down -9.6% and woman applicants are down -9.6%. Among the remaining gender categories, the largest increases are androgyne (+120.0%), transgender woman (+41.9%), additional gender category (+31.8%), and genderqueer or gender fluid (+21.0%):
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