October 19, 2012
The New Labor Market: Law schools ask NALP to be more upbeat
I have been surprised recently that a number of law schools, through their dean or their office of career services, have called on NALP generally and on me specifically to develop a more positive message about the entry-level job market. One request went so far as to urge me to describe the entry-level legal employment market as good. Ah, if wishing would only make it so. -- James Leipold, NALP Executive Director
Quoting from Truth or Dare: The New Employment Market, NALP Bulletin, October 2012.
For more, see Five stages of grief on Inside the Law School Scam ("Shocking but, sadly, not surprising. Law schools have had to disclose their sobering job outcomes, but they want to reassure applicants that the market is 'fundamentally strong' and will 'turn around shortly.' Fortunately, Leipold points out that he can't say things that are false.") [JH]