Job prospects still poor for law graduates

April 9, 2014 Job prospects are still tough for law school graduates, according to new figures released by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

Fifty-seven percent of all 2013 law school graduates were employed in full-time, long-term legal jobs requiring bar passage as of Feb. 15, which is up slightly from last year’s figures, when 56.2 percent of graduates reported such employment nine months after graduation.

Another 10.1 percent of all 2013 graduates were employed in long-term, full-time jobs in which a law degree is preferred, up from 9.5 percent last year.

The percentage of 2013 graduates reported as unemployed and seeking work rose from 10.6 percent to 11.2 percent this year.

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