This is not another story about how the shrinking job market for attorneys makes enrolling in law school a bad idea.
The market for lawyers is growing, and the federal government predicts it will continue to do so – at about the same speed as the overall labor market.
The problem isn’t demand, but an oversupply. In the past 10 years, growth in attorney positions has been far outstripped by the number of graduates earning law degrees. A significant portion of those gains is outside large law firms, which means they don’t come with the high salaries some graduates count on to pay for their educations. Continue reading