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Suzanne Townley

News Editor, Solicitors Journal

  University applications

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  University applications


There has been a 41 per cent rise in female applicants in the last 10 years

According to UCAS data collated by law firm Lawtons, UK universities attracted a record number of applications from non-EU students to study law last year. Over the last decade, applications to study straight law have increased by 238 per cent and applications for combination law courses have risen by 133 per cent. Two-thirds of 2021 applicants were female, while 31 per cent were male. Compared to data from a decade ago, male applications have risen by 1.9 per cent, while female applications have risen by 41 per cent.