US job market: Law school no longer a safe bet

While law school may seem like a safe choice, there are not always jobs waiting at the end of the tunnel. In the current economy the law industry is facing lay-offs, but more people are applying to law school than ever before. Many students find themselves three years later in the same position they were before: jobless, but with a J.D. and thousands of dollars of debt. In the economic crisis, alternatives to the traditional law employment path (getting a job in a law firm) are gaining popularity. Among these are clerkships, public interest law, and government sector jobs.

columbiaspectator.com US job market: Law school no longer a safe bet
Thu, Jan 28, 2010 columbiaspectator.com