Tuesday, January 30, 2018

LSAC reports law school applicants are up almost 10% from last year

The Law School Admission Council is reporting that law school applicants for the coming academic year are up 9.5% from this time last while applications are up 10.6%. Here are the details:

As of 1/19/18, there are 191,998 applications submitted by 29,287 applicants for the 2018–2019 academic year. Applicants are up 9.5% and applications are up 10.6% from 2017–2018.

Last year at this time, we had 48% of the preliminary final applicant and 49% of the application count. For updates, go to LSAC.org/LSACResources/data/three-year-volume.

LSAT test takers are also up from the quarterly benchmarks of last year anywhere from 10.7% to 27.9% (for the December administration of the test. Click here to see some additional data made available by LSAC regarding law school applications and applicants for the last three academic year cycles.

Hat tip to the ABA Journal blog.



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