Politics are continuing to push some would-be lawyers into law school.

Fully 84% of the 101 law school admission officials recently surveyed by Kaplan Test Prep said that the current political climate was a “significant factor” in the 3% increase in applicants during the previous admissions cycle. Among those respondents, 26% described politics as “very significant” in the growing interest in law school. Meanwhile, 41% of the more than 400 pre-law students Kaplan surveyed separately said that politics impacted their decision to pursue a Juris Doctor.

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