Kaplan Test Prep’s 2013 Survey of Law School Admissions Officers

LawSchoolTo ensure that aspiring attorneys receive accurate and up-to-date information on trends in the law admissions process, Kaplan Test Prep annually surveys admissions officers from the 203 American Bar Association-approved law schools across the United States.  The survey data helps Kaplan provided informed insights to the thousands of pre-law students we work with each year.  Click  Kaplan Test Prep’s 2013 Survey of Law School Admissions Officers for a PDF of the results.

Among the highlights of this year’s survey:

Did your school reduce the overall incoming class size for 2013 compared to 2012?

  • Yes: 54%
  • No: 46%

How likely is it that your law school will reduce its class size for the 2013—2014 school year?

  • Very likely: 4%
  • Somewhat likely: 21%
  • Not too likely: 55%
  • Not at all likely: 20%

How confident are you that law school applications will begin to rebound in the next application cycle?

  • Very confident: 2%
  • Somewhat confident: 32%
  • Not too confident: 45%
  • Not at all confident: 22%

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “The U.S. legal education system needs to undergo significant changes to better prepare future attorneys for the changing employment landscape and legal profession.”

  • Completely agree: 15%
  • Generally agree: 62%
  • Generally disagree: 22%
  • Completely disagree: 1%

To what extent do you agree or disagree with President Barack Obama’s recent comments that law schools should think about condensing their current three year programs into two year programs for all JD candidates?

  • Completely agree: 5%
  • Generally agree: 20%
  • Generally disagree: 60%
  • Completely disagree: 15%