The beginning of the year is the traditional time to take stock of where we are and to make resolutions for the year ahead. Here are some thoughts and resolutions for the business of law as we head into 2016:Read More
“Too Many Law Students, Too Few Legal Jobs,” Steven Harper’s op-ed in the New York Times last week, drew public attention to a serious problem:
40% of 2014 law school graduates are unable to find jobs as lawyers.
Since the average graduate incurs six figures of debt to acquire a law degree, not finding a job puts them in a hole that will be very difficult to climb out of.
Harper writes of the causes of this problem and calls on the American Bar Association (ABA)to address them. While I agree with Harper’s observations, I think they actually present a supply and demand paradox, which, in turn, suggests a course of action for law schools.Read More