kalvano wrote:That will change about 30 seconds after they are actually exposed to the criminal justice system.
This. Studying the criminal law is a lot more fun than actual practice and most people realize this early on. Most of these students will not end up anywhere near criminal law, unless it is at the wrong end of a DUI.
There are always a couple who dream of being a DA or PD and stick with that through school, but they often are not even the ones you suspected were leaning that way in my experience.