Skip to comments.Law Grads Face Brutal Job Market
Posted on 06/24/2012 7:06:19 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Members of the law-school class of 2011 had little better than a 50-50 shot of landing a job as a lawyer within nine months of receiving a degree, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of new data that provides the most detailed picture yet of the grim market for law jobs.
Under pressure from disillusioned graduates and some professors, the American Bar Association for the first time released a tally of the previous year's graduates who have secured full-time, permanent jobs as lawyers. Until recently, the ABA required law schools to report only general data about how their graduates fared, such as how many were employed full-time or part-time in any kind of job, whether or not it required a law degree.
The numbers suggest the job market for law grads is worse than previously thought. Nationwide, only 55% of the class of 2011 had full-time, long-term jobs that required a law degree nine months after graduation. The ABA defines "long-term" jobs as those that don't have a term of less than one year.
Of course, it isn't uncommon for people to attend law school to advance their career without practicing law. Several law-school deans cautioned against placing too much emphasis on jobs requiring a law degree.
Nationally, 8% of 2011 graduates were said to be in full-time, long-term jobs for which a law degree was preferred but not required, according to the Journal's data analysis. Another 4% were employed in full-time, long-term positions for which professional training was required but for which a law degree offered no advantage.
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Too many damn lawyers as it is...
Exactly my thought as well.
Someone could write headlines like “Lawyers Starving in Large Numbers” and I would remain equally unconcerned.
ogawd my heart just bleeds for these privileged little sh!ts.
Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice...
That’s like saying hammerhead sharks have only a 50-50 chance of reaching full maturity.
It would worry me a lot more if they were ALL employed.
They’re all a bunch of sluts anyway.
Screw them, us old guys face the same brutal job market.
It is dog eat dog everywhere, and I’m supposed to have sympathy for some ambulance chaser? Ain’t happening.
“Law Grads Face Brutal Job Market”
I think all grads face a brutal job market!
Well, they’re unfortunately necessary at times, lawyers are, like plumbers or proctologists, but without nearly as much in the way of redeeming qualities.
The most favorable reaction I’ve ever had as a plaintiff was pure unmitigated relief at being out of their clutches as far as billable hours.
I have more sympathy for Pit Bulls.
Gee, too many lawyers? My own attorney got disbarred (allowed to retire) a few years ago for stealing from clients, and I havent bothered to look for another one.
Let’s see...that’s an example of the law of diminishing returns.
Or is it the law of supply and demand?
Or the law of demand inelasticity?
She said her life is over.
She can't buy a house, eat out or even think of having a family.
Who told her to go $200,000 in debt?
> Several law-school deans cautioned against placing too much emphasis on jobs requiring a law degree.
LOL! As an engineer, I caution against placing too much emphasis on jobs that require an engineering degree!
Who needs that anyway??
99% of the lawyers ruin it for the other 1%.
That right there’s funny. I don’t care who you are.
Wait until we make people have LEGAL Insurance....just like we are required to have HEALTH insurance.....
Finally! Some good economic news.
Club Fantasies and Cheaters in Providence, RI are hiring! Both career paths are held in just about the same regard...
What do you call a bus full of lawyers going over a cliff with one seat empty?
A crying shame
A good beginning......
When I started working for attorneys almost 40 years ago, I was told that the legal profession was virtually recession-proof.
My daughter went to law school to become a prosecutor. She is now the Chief Asst. Prosecutor of a county in Michigan. She battles everything from liberal judges to a defense atty. who was convicted of abusing his dogs. Just wanted to point out there are at least a few of them who are on our side.
Offshoring is a factor, a lot of the grunt work formerly done by newly graduated associates, can now be offshored, therefore there is not as much need for firms to hire new law graduates.
Well, they can always look for a job with the Democrat party!
well that would help. Part of the problem is when you need a lawyer, you really need a lawyer. Once the lawyer has done their work, and you are out of the trouble you are in, the bill goes to the bottom of the stack. Secondly, being a lawyer is a fairly miserable existence
OK, haow about ‘Legalcaid’. Lawyers can only charge $15/hour, and the DOJ would sue them if they tried to charge thier other clients more.
Without a growing economy and actual COMPANIES that are profitable, you don't have a need for lawyers!
Don't you know that law school '10s' are real world '4s'.
Doesn’t matter. They just go around stealing more jobs the rest of us could be doing, sort of like illegals.
[If we had sense, we'd be hunting the lawyers down and offering unlimited bag limits for them. You can get lawyers to do things a rat will not and it's impossible to develop emotional ties to them. Lawyer's personalities would be natural birth control if it wasn't for the aphrodisiac of their money looted from others.]
You can have my lawyer when you pry my cold dead fingers from around his throat.........maybe.
You needed some help there, pilgrim.
Your image evokes dog food, as in "What's black and tan and looks good on a lawyer?"
Sounds like she needs a lawyer.
The 4’s are 8-ish at Cheaters, so they’d fit in perfectly!
No mention of doing it the “old fashioned” way; pass the state bar, rent a cheap space and hang out your shingle. Work as cheaply as you can afford and build up a network.
If you’re good, the word’ll get around.
So does that mean Elena Kagen is like a law school ‘3’ or something?
On the lesbian lawyer scale, Kagan is an ‘8’.
I don’t think she’s a dyke though. She seems to be of the “I know I’m ugly so I’ll try to make the boys laugh” personality type to me.
I agree with your assessment.
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