Bloomberg Law
Sept. 20, 2018, 4:54 PMUpdated: Sept. 20, 2018, 9:36 PM

Law School Enrollment Up, Students Committed to Making Impact (Corrected)

Elizabeth Olson
Elizabeth Olson
Special Correspondent

When students began flocking back to law school after enrollment dropped precipitously starting in 2010, no one could explain why it regained its allure.

So the Association of American Law Schools asked nearly 25,000 undergraduates and first-year law students about their reasons.

Along with Gallup, the association undertook a national survey that found students largely are choosing law school for public-spirited reasons, including viewing the three-year professional degree as a pathway to a career in public service, politics or government.

Some 44 percent of respondents said a law degree was a career path, and a similar percentage said they chose ...

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