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The National LSAC Applicant Pool and Excess Whiteness


EW OverviewThe national LSAC application pool for 2017 through 2019 was 60.1% White.

Excess Whiteness for a school is calculated by subtracting the percentage of White students in the first-year enrollment for 2017 through 2019. In other words, Excess Whiteness was the number of percentage points over 60.1%. 

Of the 200 law schools in this report, 153 (76.5%) had more White students in their first-year class than there were in the national LSAC application pool. 

Of the 153 law schools with excess Whiteness, the minimum number of Excess Whiteness points was .3. The maximum number of Excess Whiteness points was 31.8, meaning that a school was 91.9% White. The mean (average) number of Excess Whiteness was 14.5. Half the schools had Excess Whiteness below 14.9 points.