By Mike Stetz (National Jurist).
Is Trump the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to law school admissions?
It sure seems that way.
According to a Kaplan Test Prep’s 2018 law school admissions officers survey, an overwhelming 87 percent report that the current political climate in the U.S. was a significant factor in this past cycle’s application increase. This includes 30 percent who describe it as a “very significant” factor. These were the results from a phone survey which included 121 law schools.
(Who are the 13 percent not saying it’s a not significant factor?)
This politics-driven application bump may continue, according to a separate Kaplan survey of pre-law students. Forty-five percent say that the current political climate impacted their decision to apply to law school, a marked increase from the 32 percent who answered this way in a Kaplan survey released last year. Overall, 57 percent of those surveyed say they plan to use their law degree to advocate for political or public policy issues they care about. Read the full article