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Monday, November 7, 2022

25% Through The Fall 2023 Law School Admissions Season: Applicants Are Down -11%, With Biggest Decline (-21%) In The 165-169 LSAT Band

We are now 25% of the way through Fall 2023 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is down -11.3% compared to last year at this time:

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131 of the 198 law schools are experiencing a decrease in applications. Applications are down -20% or more at 49 law schools:

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Applicants are down the most in the Northwest (-23.8%), Midsouth (-17.6%), and New England (-17.2%); and are up in Other (+7.5%):

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Applicants' LSAT scores are down -11.2% in the 170-180 band, -18.9% in the 160-169 band, -11.9% in the 150-159 band, and -3.8% in the 120-149 band:

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Puerto Rican applicants are down -52.4%; American Indian|Alaska Native applicants are down -21.4%; Caucasian|White applicants are down -19.2%; Asian applicants are down -15.5%;  Hispanic|Latino applicants are down -13.2%; Not Indicated are down -7.9%; Black|African American applicants are down 7.1%; and Native Hawaiian|Other Pacific Islander applicants are flat:

LSAC 55

Not Indicated applicants are down -34.5%; Gender Diverse applicants are down -16.7%; Man applicants are down -15.9%; and Woman applicants are down -13.6%:

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Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2022/11/25-percent-through-the-fall-2023-law-school-admissions-season-applicants-are-down-11-percent.html

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