Better Job Prospects for Entering Law School Students? A Medium-Term View of the Legal Employment Market
In response to the Am Law Daily's report earlier in June that the legal industry has lost approximately 22,000 jobs since May 2009, a comment from Gordon asked, “What does this mean for me? I will be a 1L in the fall. By the time I graduate in 2013, will the legal sector be back on its feet?” Although the medium-term of three and four years can’t be predicted easily, there are general market historical patterns that, when linked with less historical assumptions, can produce an informed opinion: 2013-14 law school graduates are more likely than not to find themselves much better-positioned than 2009 and 2010 graduates.
You have to love the internet. If you’re looking for the spectacularly silly without a hint of self-reflection, you’ll find it, always joined by a cheering section of even greater silliness. Here’s an example, a discussion of techniques of LSAT takers to psych out other takers, on the principle that if the psych-ee does worse, the psych-er (or psych-o) will have done better. T-shirts? Offensive odors? The “Best Way to Distract Other Test-Takers”? Really?
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