Home

Majority of Law School Students Would Enroll Again
Download PDF

Law students who were surveyed recently said that they would definitely or probably attend law school again if they were given the chance for a do-over. Of those surveyed, close to 80 percent of the respondents said that they would return to law school again.

The survey, the 2011 Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE), obtained responses from some 33,000 law school students at 95 law schools in the United States and Canada. Close to one-third of the respondents rated their education in the legal field as excellent and close to one-half of the respondents rated their legal education as good.

  
What
Where


“While it is not all good news for participating law schools, the results paint a more nuanced and balanced picture than that often reported in the press,” the report states.

The survey also shows some disappointing figures:

• The first disappointing figure is that 40 percent of respondents feel that their legal education helped them with some or very little when it came to acquiring knowledge and skills for their job.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




• The second disappointing figure is that 23 percent of respondents who anticipate graduation with over $80,000 in law school debt claim that they would not or probably would not attend the same law school if they were given the chance to do it again.

• The third disappointing figure is that 51 percent of female students said they ask questions in class. This number can be compared to 68 percent of male law students.



“Despite their academic success, transfer students’ overall experience at their new school is mixed,” said Carole Silver, a law professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law-Bloomington. Silver helped to conduct the survey. “The survey finds that transfer students do not fully integrate into their new environment, at least in the 2L year, although they are successful according to traditional academic measures.”

“LSSSE is premised on the notion that students’ reflections on their own experiences comprise a valuable barometer of the health of the law school,” said Silver. “As law schools increasingly compete for students, opportunities for transferring likely will increase. Awareness of these differences therefore enables law schools to address the challenges of transferring and adjust their programs accordingly.”



 

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Junior Commercial Litigation Attorney with products liability experience

USA-AZ-Phoenix

Phoenix office of our client seeks junior commercial litigation attorney with 1-3 years of experienc...

Apply Now

Employment Defense Attorney with 5+ years of litigation experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of our client seeks employment defense attorney with 5+ years of litigation exper...

Apply Now

IP Patent Attorney with 2-5 years of computer engineering experience

USA-WI-Milwaukee

Milwaukee office of our client seeks intellectual property patent attorney with 2-5 years of experie...

Apply Now

Labor and Employment Attorney with 3-4 years of litigation experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of our client seeks labor and employment attorney with 3-4 years of litigation ex...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

Fast-paced, mid-sized law firm, located in San Francisco, is searching for a litigation attorney wit...

Apply now

Legal Assistant - Litigation

USA-NJ-Harlingen

Our office is looking for a person who does litigation cases. Please call our office at 956-428-2102...

Apply now

Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

The Flomenhaft Law Firm, PLLC is a Manhattan based plaintiff’s personal injury trial law firm ...

Apply now

Commercial Real Estate Associate

USA-NY-Rochester

Searching for an experienced commercial real estate associate. Ideally, this candidate has gained th...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top