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Monday, August 1, 2022

The Fall 2022 Law School Admissions Season: Applicants Are Down 12%, The Most Among Whites (-14%) And The Highest LSAT Bands (-14%)

We are now 100% of the way through Fall 2022 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is down 11.6% compared to last year at this time.

LSAC 1

43 of the 199 law schools are experiencing an increase in applications. Applications are up 20 % or more at 4 law schools and 10% or more at 12 law schools:

LSAC 2

Applicants are up in only one region: Other (+5.3%); and are down the most in Northwest (-19.2%), Northeast (-18.1%), and Midwest (-15.3%):

LSAC 3

Applicants' LSAT scores are down -14.2% in the 170-180 band, -13.8% in the 160-169 band, -10.2% in the 150-159 band, and -10.6% in the 120-149 band:

LSAC 4

Asian applicants are down -4.7%; Hispanic|Latino applicants are down -5.6%; Puerto Rican applicants are down -7.8%; Black|African American applicants are down -10.0%; American Indian|Alaska Native applicants are down -10.7%; Not Indicated are down -11.3%; Native Hawaiian|Other Pacific Islander applicants are down -12.5%; and Caucasian|White applicants are down -13.9%.

LSAC 5

Man applicants are down -12.3% and woman applicants are down -11.6%. Among the remaining gender categories, the largest increases are androgyne (+64.7%), additional gender category (+31.4%), and genderqueer or gender fluid (+16.9%):

LSAC 6

Reuters, Law School Applicant Pool Shrinks After Blockbuster 2022

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2022/08/fall-2022-law-school-admissions-season-applicants-are-down-12-percent.html

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