Susan L. Krinsky is executive vice president for operations and chief of staff at the Law School Admission Council. Prior to her current position, she was associate dean for student affairs and communications at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore, where she was responsible for admission, student affairs, registration and enrollment, career development, and communications. Prior to that, she was associate dean at Tulane University Law School, handling admission, financial aid, career development, and communications. Krinsky earned her undergraduate degree from Kirkland College (now Hamilton College) in Clinton, New York; her master’s degree in health systems and hospital administration from Tulane; and her JD from Yale Law School. She practiced law in Washington, D.C., prior to joining the administration at Tulane. Her service to LSAC began in 1984. Serving on every standing committee and on numerous subcommittees, panels, and work groups, she also chaired the Annual Meeting and Educational Conference Planning Work Group, the Services and Programs Committee, and the Test Development and Research Committee before becoming Chair of LSAC’s Board of Trustees. She joined the LSAC staff in 2018.
With the 2021 admission cycle, we witnessed the highest applicant volumes we’d seen in a decade, with a marked increase in applicants from minoritized groups, adding up to a historic milestone — the most racially diverse entering law school class in history.
As the 2021 law school admission cycle enters the home stretch and we say good-bye to the LSAT-Flex, we look back on the past 16 months and also look ahead to the next admission cycle.
This month, as we at LSAC celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession, we wanted to share Laura’s story as an example of a legal professional who embodies a commitment to those values — and demonstrates the importance of making sure the doors of the legal system are open to all who seek justice.