Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Among the interesting articles in the just-released January 2008 edition of The National Jurist is How Much Will You Earn?, by Ursula Furi-Perry:
Some 2008 Graduates will earn $160,000 in their first year. But while big firm salaries keep rising, most recent graduates will earn far less. Find out where your school places in terms of starting salaries, why big firm salaries are outpacing other employers, and why you might not want that $160,000-a-year job after all.
From the article:
The ... salary differences between large law firm associates and new lawyers at other employers are essentially creating two classes of recent law graduates: The haves and the have-nots.
And the differences can easily be seen on a school-by-school basis. While there are ten [actually, there are seventeen by NJ's figures] law schools with average starting salaries above $100,000, there are 58 with salaries of $60,000 or less.
Here are the 25 law schools whose graduates earn the most and the least [click on chart to enlarge]: