Paul L. Caron
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Thursday, March 3, 2022

75% Through The Fall 2022 Law School Admissions Season: Applicants Are Down 10% And In All LSAT Bands (Especially 170-180 (-15%) And 160-169 (-14%))

We are now 75% of the way through Fall 2022 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is down 9.8% compared to last year at this time.

LSAC 1

77 of the 199 law schools are experiencing an increase in applications. Applications are up 50% or more at 1 law school, and 20% or more at 14 law schools:

LSAC 2

Applicants are up in only one region: Other (+8.9%); and are down the most in Midwest (-15.3%), Northwest (-14.8%), and Far West (-13.3%):

LSAC 3

Applicants' LSAT scores are down -15.3% in the 170-180 band, -13.8% in the 160-169 band, -9.3% in the 150-159 band, and -7.4% in the 120-149 band:

LSAC 4

Hispanic|Latino applicants are down -3.7%; Asian applicants are down -2.9%; Black|African American applicants are down -5.6%; American Indian|Alaska Native applicants are down -8.1%; Not Indicated are down 9.3%; Puerto Rican applicants are down -9.6%; Caucasian|White applicants are down -12.4%; and Native Hawaiian|Other Pacific Islander applicants are down -12.9%:

LSAC 5

Man applicants are down -10.3% and woman applicants are down -10.2%. Among the remaining gender categories, the largest increases are androgyne (+107.7%), transgender woman (+45.5%), additional gender category (+38.5%), and genderqueer or gender fluid (+18.1%):

LSAC 6

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2022/03/three-fourths-through-the-fall-2022-law-school-admissions-season-applicants-are-down-10-percent.html

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