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
To continue our reaction to Ryan Calo's Forbes piece on the legal job (and education) market—should you, as a potential 2014 law school applicant, be optimistic? Well, let's first summarize our previous entry: so, law school is a bigger risk than it was ten years ago—maybe not 20 years ago, but certainly ten. The drop in applications clearly does create opportunities for applicants, since the same personal statement, LSAT score and grade point averages will likely get you into a better law school (read, “with better job prospects”) than it would have five years ago. But there are still more applicants than there are seats, and it’s still expensive. legal job market law school ryan calo advise-in solutions best lsat score 2014 law school application
I’ve given my thoughts on how the decision to apply to law school, even in the current market, must be an individualized and data-driven decision for each person. But that doesn’t mean I don’t keep tabs on the myriad advice people offer about making that decision.legal job market kyle pasewark law school ryan calo attorney jobs law firms
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