Paul L. Caron
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Monday, October 10, 2022

14% Of The Way Through The Fall 2023 Law School Admissions Cycle: Applicants Are Down -14%, With Biggest Decline (-25%) Among The Top 160-180 LSAT Band

We are now 14% of the way through Fall 2023 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is down -14.0% compared to last year at this time.

LSAC 1

142 of the 197 law schools are experiencing a decrease in applications. Applications are down -30% or more at 43 law schools:

LSAC 2A

Applicants are down the most in the Northwest (-30.4%), New England (-24.1%), and Midsouth (-24.1%); and are up in the Midwest (+7.8%) and Other (+5.8%):

LSAC 3

Applicants' LSAT scores are down -24.6% in the 170-180 band, -25.7% in the 160-169 band, -8.8% in the 150-159 band, and -7.4% in the 120-149 band:

LSAC 4

Puerto Rican applicants are down -41.9%; Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander applicants are down -35.4%; Asian applicants are down -15.7%; Caucasian/White applicants are down -13.8%; Hispanic/Latino applicants are down -12.3%; Black/African American applicants are down 11.7%; American Indian/Alaska Native applicants are down -10.5%; and Not Indicated are down -3.9%:

LSAC 5

Man applicants are down -19.9%; Gender Diverse applicants are down 16.7%; Woman applicants are down -8.8%; and Not Indicated are down -8.4%: 

LSAC 6

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