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ABA Report: 55 Percent of Class of 2011 Working Full-Time Legal Jobs

06/19/12

ABA Report: 55 Percent of Class of 2011 Working Full-Time Legal Jobs


ABA Report: 55 Percent of Class of 2011 Working Full-Time Legal Jobs


The American Bar Association has released employment data for the class of 2011 and its not pretty. Only 55 percent of law graduates are working in fulltime jobs that require passage of the bar nine months after graduation.

The ABA report is similar to the NALP report, which was also released a few days ago in which two-third of the class of 2011, was in jobs that required a law degree.

ABA also changed the way it conducted its survey this year; requiring law schools to report whether their graduates were employed fulltime or part-time. ABA's own creditability has come under fire in the last two years with unemployed and underemployed graduates angry with the organization over what they perceive as not doing enough to safeguard their interests.

The ABA data shows that nine percent of the graduates were unemployed and four percent were in jobs being funded by their law schools. For fulltime jobs requiring bar passage, only five schools reported employment rates of over 90 percent for its graduates – Columbia , Harvard, NYU, Stanford and Virginia.

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