Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Survey Confirms Significant 'Trump Bump' In Law School Applications

Following up on last month's post, Did 'Trump Bump' Cause Surge Of LSAT Test-Takers?:  a survey of law school applicants by Blueprint LSAT Preparation revealed that over 52% listed the Trump presidency as “moderately influential” to “very influential” in their decision to apply to law school:

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Even more staggering, however, was that 24% of students polled ranked “As a response to the current political climate/Trump administration” first of six possible answers. Only “Prestigious career” was ranked first by more people.

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Good luck with that in light of plans to repeal PSLF, change the payback terms on IBR plans for graduate students to 12.5% of income for 30 years, and likely curtail or get rid of federal GradPLUS loans. Hard to fight Trump when you have a non-negotiable four-figure student loan payment and a $40k/year job at a small law firm (if you are lucky).

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Aug 30, 2017 12:27:38 PM