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Friday, November 27, 2009

ABC News: Tough Market for Law School Grads

ABC News, Tough Market for Law School Grads:  Law Students Across the Country Try to Adapt in a Struggling Economy, by Emily Watkins:

For the first time in decades, the promise of a profitable law career for top students is uncertain, as law schools report significantly reduced hiring rates. ...

Law schools across the country are seeing a reduction in the number of firms participating in the recruitment process. Harvard reported a 20% reduction in the number of employers participating in recruitment, according to assistant dean for career services Mark Weber, while NYU, Georgetown and Northwestern reported on their Web sites that on-campus interviews are down by a third to a half when compared with recent years. Texas experienced a 45% decrease in on-campus interviews....

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Yet schools will still, somehow, manage to continue reporting employment percentages in the high 90s to U.S. News...

Posted by: Billybob | Nov 27, 2009 11:10:44 AM

Indeed, especially since jobs at McDonald's--or people who simply give up looking--usually wind up on the plus side of the equation.

Posted by: mike livingston | Nov 28, 2009 6:47:51 AM

Mr. Livingston, you are quite vocal on this matters, I challenge you to march into your deans' offices and lead the charge for talk the talk, but let's see you walk the walk...

Posted by: BB | Nov 28, 2009 3:17:55 PM