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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Two-Thirds Through The Fall 2022 Law School Admissions Season: Applicants Are Down 9.2% And In All LSAT Bands (Especially 170-180 (-15.4%) And 160-169 (-12.7%))

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.

LSAC 1

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:

LSAC 2

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%):

LSAC 3

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:

LSAC 4

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%:

LSAC 5

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%):

LSAC 6

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2022/02/two-thirds-through-the-fall-2022-law-school-admissions-season-applicants-are-down-92-and-in-all-lsat.html

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