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Monday, February 25, 2008

Why Do Students Go to Law School? Money, Politics

A Kaplan survey of 1,949 students taking the LSAT lists the reasons they want to go to law school:

  • 73%:  Enable them to have a high income
  • 42% (52% of men, 34% of women):  Prepare them for a political career

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http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2008/02/why-do-students.html

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