Law School Grads Without Jobs Requiring Law Degree

April 27, 2015

An article in The New York Times explores the lives of 2010 law school graduates, many of whom have struggled to find the kind of jobs they thought they would have after finishing law school. Citing work by Deborah Jones Merritt of Ohio State University, the article reports that 20 percent of law grads in 2010 have jobs for which a law degree is not required. Further, only 40 percent are working in law firms, compared to 60 percent a decade prior. Most of the law grads have “substantial” debt.

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