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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:57 AM

New Data Reveals There Aren't Nearly Enough Jobs For New Lawyers, Yet Some Refuse To Believe It

A recent opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal offers a pretty dismal picture of the job market recent law school graduates.

"Nationally there are twice as many graduates as there are jobs," Chris Fletcher wrote in his op-ed (emphasis ours). "The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the economy will provide 21,880 new jobs for lawyers annually between 2010 and 2020; law schools since 2010, however, have produced more than 44,000 graduates each year."

However, some in the field are still refusing to admit there's a problem.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/legal-industry-job-data-2013-1

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Reply New Data Reveals There Aren't Nearly Enough Jobs For New Lawyers, Yet Some Refuse To Believe It (Original post)
FarCenter Jan 2013 OP
d_r Jan 2013 #1
FarCenter Jan 2013 #4
el_bryanto Jan 2013 #2
TlalocW Jan 2013 #3
KansDem Jan 2013 #5
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #6
L0oniX Jan 2013 #7
Festivito Jan 2013 #8

Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:01 PM

1. they can just sue each other

back and forth in a circle

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Response to d_r (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:05 PM

4. That works so long as they have clients that will pay their bills

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:03 PM

2. Lawyering tends to attract people who already think they are special

And who are type A driven people. So it's not surprising that they assume that while half lawyers will end up unemployed, they won't be in that group.

Bryant

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:03 PM

3. Ima gonna sue them

For saying that!

TlalocW

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:05 PM

5. They will learn as others have

After investing the time, effort, and expense in an academic degree, they will have to settle for making less money doing something else they don't particularly like doing.

An expensive (both monetary and spiritual) lesson in life. I wish them well.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:16 PM

6. Law Schools

must be very profitable.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:42 PM

7. Ask yourself why all the ambulance chaser ads on tv.

It's a bottom feeding frenzy.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:49 PM

8. A law degree opens up almost any job, not just law.

Also, we just bottomed out, slowly rising, and they're looking back two to three years ago when we were at or near bottom. 2010.

I think they're fishing for a new meme.

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