Sunday, June 10, 2012

Employment Rate for Law Grads is as Low as it’s Ever Been

That’s the result of statistics collected by the National Association for Law Placement:

The employment rate for recent law-school graduates has fallen to its lowest level since 1994, according to figures released on Thursday by the National Association for Law Placement. Only 85.6 percent of 2011 graduates whose employment status was known had jobs nine months after leaving law school.

That rate, which has declined every year since 2008, was two percentage points below the previous year's employment level. The figure is based on data submitted by schools and includes graduates working part time and in jobs that don't require a law degree.

Note that the statistic looks  only at grads whose employment status was known 9 months after graduation. Let’s hope that we’re bottoming out and  getting ready to rise. Here’s the article.


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