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Are jobs in the legal profession drying up?

I saw a few things on here saying that legal jobs are drying up because of all of the new schools and so forth. Is this true because a lot of schools in books about schools say they are above 80 placement or something after several months.

Asked By: twmoney_31 - 3/8/2011
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The numbers you read in the books are "massaged" by law schools and the ABA. The numbers indicate that there are a lot more jobs out there than there actually are. The details of how many actual legal jobs are available out there are pretty difficult to find, but the 80% placement rate likely includes a lot of people... More
Answered By: sitcpsitcb - 3/8/2011
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The legal field has been glutted for about 3 decades and it has gotten really bad the past 8-10 years. About half of new paralegal jobs are now being filled by law school grads who cannot find a job. That probably accounts for quite a few of those "80 placement" claims. Low-paid clerkships will account for some more... More
Answered By: ibu guru - 3/8/2011
 
There will always be a need for lawyers.
Answered By: Common Sense - 3/8/2011
 
Quite the contrary the very prosperous
Answered By: Mike - 3/8/2011
 
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