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LAW SCHOOL APPLICATION VOLUME STABILIZES; LSAS RELEASES DATA ON THE 1992 APPLICANT POOL

 LAW SCHOOL APPLICATION VOLUME STABILIZES;
 LSAS RELEASES DATA ON THE 1992 APPLICANT POOL
 NEWTOWN, Pa., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Law School Admission Services (LSAS) reported today that the number of people who applied to ABA- approved law schools for admission into this fall's entering class fell from last year's record level of 94,000 to 92,500 -- a 1.6 percent decline.
 Those applicants generated more law school applications than last year, however, filing 455,000 applications -- an increase of 1.0 percent over last year's figure, 450,400.
 The applicant pool became more diverse in 1991-92. The number of women applicants rose 1.5 percent, from 38,600 to 39,200, while the number of male applicants fell nearly half-a-percent, from 52,900 to 52,700. All of the minority groups that LSAS tracks increased as a proportion of the applicant pool, while the number of white applicants fell 5.5 percent. The number of black applicants rose from 7,810 to 8,880 -- an increase of 13.8 percent, and the number of Asian American applicants showed a similar gain, rising from 4,100 to 4,640.
 Data describing this year's first-year class -- the people who actually enrolled in law school -- will not be available until late fall.
 Law School Admission Services is the operating arm of the Law School Admission Council, a membership organization of 191 U.S. and Canadian law schools. It is best known for giving the Law School Admission Test and for sponsoring the Law Access(R) loan program for law students.
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