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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.
Four distinguished deans shared their thoughts on how candidates can make their applications stand out, where our legal system is headed, and more during a webinar hosted by LSAC President and CEO Kellye Testy.
For the 2021-22 forum season, LSAC is employing a hybrid approach with a mix of online and in-person events. We spoke with Gisele Joachim, executive director of education and ambassador programs, about how this year’s forums have gone so far and what candidates can expect from upcoming events.
Keni Anthony says she’s always wanted to attend a historically Black university. “Ever since I was little, watching my auntie walk across the stage at Savannah State, I knew from that age that that would be me,” she says.
Kristen Juhan crunched the numbers and found her career wasn’t adding up. She’d majored in business economics in college and was working as a certified public accountant, but it wasn’t as fulfilling as she’d hoped it would be.
Without the ability to host in-person events during the COVID-19 pandemic, law school candidates and admission offices have had to get creative, with virtual office hours, Zoom panels, and other opportunities to connect digitally. LSAC is also embracing those opportunities.