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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

One-Third Of The Way Through The Fall 2023 Law School Admissions Season: Applicants Are Down -7.5%, With Biggest Decline (-21%) In The 165-169 LSAT Band

We are now 33% of the way through Fall 2023 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is down -7.5% compared to last year at this time:

LSAC 1

129 of the 198 law schools are experiencing a decrease in applications. Applications are down -20% or more at 26 law schools:

LSAC 2

Applicants are down the most in the Northwest (-17.0%), Midsouth (-14.9%), and Northeast (-13.2%); and are up in Other (+22.2%):

LSAC 3

Applicants' LSAT scores are down -8.5% in the 170-180 band, -13.8% in the 160-169 band, -8.8% in the 150-159 band, and -1.3% in the 120-149 band:

LSAC 4

Native Hawaiian|Other Pacific Islander applicants are down -27.2%; Puerto Rican applicants are down -23.6%; Caucasian|White applicants are down -8.0%; Black|African American applicants are down 6.8%; Hispanic|Latino applicants are down -6.7%; Asian applicants are down -6.5%; Not Indicated are down -0.8%; and American Indian|Alaska Native applicants are up +2.9%:

LSAC 5

Man applicants are down -11.1%; Not Indicated applicants are down -8.4%; Woman applicants are down -4.9%; and Gender Diverse applicants are up 7.7%:

LSAC 6

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2022/11/one-third-through-the-fall-2023-law-school-admissions-season-applicants-are-down-7-percent.html

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