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Monday, November 27, 2023

One-Third Through Fall 2024 Law School Admissions Season: Black (+3%), Hispanic (+2%) & Asian (+1%) Applicants Are Up; White (-3%) & 170-180 LSAT (-8%) Applicants Are Down

We are now 33% of the way through Fall 2024 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is down -0.1% compared to last year at this time:

LSAC 1-2

119 of the 196 law schools are experiencing a decrease in applications. Applications are down -10% or more at 78 law schools:

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Applicants are down the most in Northeast (-5.3%), New England (-5.0%), and Midwest (-4.6%); and are up in Other (+15.2%), Mountain West (+4.6%), and Midsouth (+0.8%):

LSAC 3-2

Applicants' LSAT scores are down -8.0% in the 170-180 band, -0.7% in the 160-169 band, -3.5% in the 150-159 band, and -0.5% in the 120-149 band:

LSAC 4-2

Hawaiian|Other Pacific Islander applicants are up +15.6%; Not Indicated are up +13.5%; Black|African American applicants are up +3.2%; Hispanic|Latino applicants are up +2.4%; Asian applicants are up +1.4%; Puerto Rican applicants are down -0.2%; American Indian|Alaska Native applicants are down -2.5%; and Caucasian|White applicants are down -2.6%:

LSAC 5-2

Not Indicated applicants are up +6.1%; Women applicants are up +0.5%; Gender Diverse applicants are flat; and Man applicants are down -1.3%:

LSAC 6-2

First Generation College Student applicants are up +0.1%:

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Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2023/11/fall-2024-law-school-admissions-black-hispanic-asian-applicants-are-up-white-applicants-are-down.html

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