Paul L. Caron

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Nearly 1/3 of Young Florida Lawyers Would Not Go Law School If They Could Go Back In Time

Daily Business Review, 58% of Young Lawyers Think Legal Profession Is 'Less Desirable', Bar Survey Finds:

Young Florida attorneys are finding their legal careers fall short of the expectations they’d had of the profession.

A new study showed nearly one-third of fledgling lawyers would not apply for law school knowing what they now do about the field, many take little or no vacation, and 58% of respondents have considered changing careers, switching to a different firm or practice, and feel the legal work is becoming “less desirable.”


The data comes from a newly released survey by the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar. Between Nov. 15, 2018, and Dec. 6, 2018, the group collected 1,967 responses from attorneys across the state over a six-month period, with input from psychologists.

ABA Journal, 30% of Young Lawyers in This State Wouldn't Go to Law School in a Do-Over

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The interesting question is: Can the data tell us in advance who these people are? It would be nice for potential students to check the answer to "How likely is it that I will regrett Law School?"

Posted by: GSo | May 10, 2019 12:59:30 AM