The number of law school applicants for the 2021-22 academic year is on the largest growth trajectory in decades, and the top LSAT scores are also increasing exponentially. According to a report by Law.com this week.
At present, applications for the 2021-22 academic year have increased by more than 20% over the previous year, and this year’s law school graduates hope to have an LSAT score of 165 or higher, while applicants have increased significantly. The highest level is 175-180, an increase of 99%.
To explain these trends, experts cited various potential drivers, such as the shortened LSAT Flex, the difficult job market for recent college graduates, the boredom of the quarantine era, and the idealism passed down from generation to generation.
As Kellye Testy, Chairman of the Law School Admissions Committee, said in the article:
I really believe that the visibility of the law is essential to help solve the major social issues we face-whether it is criminal justice, racial equality, government accountability, climate issues-and young people are so interested in helping in these areas. Big.