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Friday, June 20, 2014

NALP: Law Grads Continue to Struggle to Find Jobs

NALP New LogoNALP, For Second Year in a Row New Grads Find More Jobs, Starting Salaries Rise — But Overall Unemployment Rate Rises with Historically Large Graduating Class

Despite two years of growth in the number of jobs obtained by law school graduates, the overall employment rate for new law school graduates fell for the sixth year in a row, to 84.5%. Even though the total number of jobs obtainedby this class was somewhat higher than the number of jobs obtained by the previous class, and the number of employment opportunities funded by law schools increased, the Class of 2013 was also bigger, resulting in the employment rate for the Class of 2013 falling, but by just 0.2 percentage points from the 84.7% rate for the Class of 2012.



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So, approximately the bottom 15% of the class of 2013 cannot get a job as an attorney? I'm surprised the bottom 40 to 50% of every class doesn't struggle to find a job. Are we entitled to a legal job just because we graduated from law school?

Posted by: N. Puckett | Jun 20, 2014 9:11:04 AM