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LSAT Podcast Episode 102: 2021-2022 Law School Admissions Mid-Cycle Recap and Predictions

As we cross the halfway point of the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, Jon and Dave are taking a close look at the data to explain exactly how things are going so far. Tune in as they explore the current applicant and LSAT numbers, compare this cycle to the past two, and make predictions about what to expect this spring. They’ll also explore some specific scenarios from retakes to waitlists and give advice on precisely what applicants should do next!


0:00 – Intro. “We’re halfway there” rings out extra loudly as Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” previews the main discussion today.

3:39 – This Week in the LSAT World. Busy times in our realm as January score release and the March registration deadline approach this week, along with the February test coming up in less than 10 days. Make sure to sign up for our stacked slate of upcoming free webinars as well:

10:08 – USA Mid-Cycle Recap. Dave and Jon do a deep dive on all of the latest numbers and trends with US law school applicant numbers, including: comparing overall applicant numbers with the last few years’, average LSAT score trends, applicant diversity trends, predictions for the rest of the 2021-2022 cycle, and more.

30:48 – Canada Mid-Cycle Recap. With the Canadian law school admissions cycle being in a slightly different stage than the US right now, Dave and Jon isolate the numbers and provide their analyses and predictions specifically for Canadian school hopefuls.

41:09 – Special Cases. A thorough look into special, but common, cases and questions that students may have right now. Topics include: how to treat a low LSAT score at this point in the game, financial aid/cost issues, how to properly submit your letter of continued interest (additional reading), and how to navigate the waitlist.

1:00:19 – Outro