Nearly 1400 pre-law students were surveyed in Kaplan Test Prep’s recent survey, with the following findings:
• 58% students prefer a two-year law school program (instead of the current three).
• 97% would like additional clinical experience built into the law school curriculum. Meanwhile, 71% of JD programs are taking this almost unanimous preference to heart and are integrating more practical training and clinical courses into their curricula.
• Law school goals: 58% of pre-law students will be entering law school because of their desire to practice law; 11% are career changers; 7% want to improve their salaries; and 7% are pursuing a career in politics.