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Twice as Many New Attorneys for Half as Many Jobs: When Supply Exceeds Demand

Should Economics 101 be a prerequisite course for entering law school? It certainly seems like a good idea in light of press reports that law students in the 2009-2010 term are competing for half as many openings at big firms as they were in recent years. It is shaping up to be the worst job search season...

What Have Looks Got to Do With It?

Stanford Law School professor Deborah Rhode recently invited us to examine the extent to which hiring professionals are "Prejudiced toward pretty" in an article of that name, published in the National Law Journal. Rhode cited the study "Lawyers' Looks and Lucre," in which "economists...

Last Year’s Law Grads Faced Toughest Job Market in 15 Years

NALP released its Employment Report and Salary Survey for the law school class of 2010. Nine months after graduation, the employment rate stood at 87.6%, the lowest since 1996. Several other disturbing trends emerged in the survey. Only 68% of those graduates who got jobs obtained positions that require...

The Skills and Attitude You Need to Advance Your Legal Career

I recently had the opportunity of being asked to do a workshop in Boston through a Massachusetts State Bar Association affiliate. The topic was "Legal Skills and Attitude Needed to Advance Your Career." The group was comprised of displaced/unemployed lawyers, many in their 30s. The workshop...