There have been hundreds (if not thousands) of articles written over the past few years about the current state of legal education. Education reporters, law professors, journalists, law students, and (saddest of all) ex-law students who can’t find a job with their degree, have all weighed in on the current legal climate.
A group that hasn’t factored as much into the discussion is soon-to-be applicants. How is their perception of law school changing based on the deluge of data in this era of rapidly changing educational and economic factors?
In conjunction with Above the Law Career Center, Blueprint recently surveyed all of its summer students studying for the October 2012 LSAT to find out what they believe about the current legal and legal education system. In a series of articles, we’ll talk about how these perceptions mesh with (and at times diverge from) reality.