Sunday, November 24, 2013

65% of those undecided about attending law school say a two year J.D. would increase their interest

This from a nationwide survey of 1,682 prospective law students in early July which was sponsored by Brooklyn Law School and conducted by by SimpsonScarborough, a marketing research and strategy firm with a specialty in higher education.  Here are the pertinent details from PR Newswire:

A new survey of 1,682 prospective law students nationwide reveals a sizeable gap between their interest in 2-year J.D. programs and their awareness of existing 2-year programs currently being offered by U.S. law schools.

 

  • Of the 334 respondents who reported they were undecided about attending law school, 65% said that a 2-year J.D. program increased their interest.
  • In addition, 37% of all 1,682 respondents – those undecided and those planning to attend law school – said that a 2-year program is more appealing than a 3-year program.
  • At the same time, just 28% of all respondents were aware of 2-year programs currently being offered by U.S. law schools.
  • 68% of respondents said they would be more likely to attend a 2-year program if it were highly selective/elite.

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When asked to rate the appeal of general attributes of a 2-year program on a 10-point scale, with 10 as "very appealing," respondents ranked the following attributes highest: 

  • Save a year's worth of living expenses: 43% rated as a 9 or a 10
  • Without full-time salary for only 2 years: 40% rated as a 9 or a 10
  • Earn a higher salary sooner: 39% rated as a 9 or a 10
  • Will be working in the law field in 2 years: 37% rated as a 9 or a 10

Hat tip to Above the Law.

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