The American Bar Association recently passed a new standard for accreditation for law schools, mandating that to maintain accreditation, at least 75% of graduates of a law school must pass the bar within two years. Is that enough? Why not an additional standard—one that sets a requirement that within 3 years, a certain percentage of graduates must have a job that requires a legal education? legal careers legal employment
No one has really figured out how to report law school employment data that is useful across the board, i.e., for all prospective and current law students. Over the past few years, the employment data has gotten better but there is no summary reporting design that could possibly fulfill every law student’s needs. The problem lies in the fact that there are tens of thousands of law school students with thousands of different needs and aspirations. No data set can get to all that. So what should prospective law students do? aba law school employment data advise-in solutions law school employment statistics legal employment
The work that junior lawyers used to do—due diligence, sifting through hundreds of thousands of e-mails in discovery, and corporate data rooms—is increasingly no longer human work but algorithmic work. There is good news and bad news here. The bad, fewer jobs; the good, better work. legal job market lawyer happiness legal employment legal services demand legal hiring
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