Problems persist with law school jobs data, watchdog says

, The National Law Journal

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The American Bar Association now requires law schools to be more upfront about how their graduates perform on the job market, but problems with misleading or incomplete employment data persist, according to a watchdog group.

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  • Andrew

    It is good the standards are getting more strict for these law schools so that potential students can make an educated decision based on what the real job market data shows. While new law graduates are definitely struggling to find work after leaving law school, the market does have some openings still if you know where to look for a law job, so don't lose all hope if you are considering going into the law. Just do your homework and find out what industry is best to go into depending on where you want to live. One great place to look for a law job is www.granted.com, where you can search for any lawyer jobs, legal jobs, and many other kinds of jobs.

  • Stop the Pandering!

    LST. Did we learn nothing from the McCarthy Era or the Salem Witch Trials? They've had their fifteen minutes of fame. Enough is enough.

  • Carole Ann Geronimo

    Given my experience, if law schools were to publish accurate data, enrollment would only further plummet. Based on experience with at least one law school, no real follow up to graduates were made by mail, phone or even email. One wonders how that school documented that they obtained data on employment statistics.

  • Transparency?!

    On scholarships, the standard only requires schools that have "conditions" on their scholarships to produce a chart. There are still some schools that are honest and don't have restrictive criteria for renewal. LST tries to paint them as noncompliant. These are the schools who are doing the right thing by their students. How about publishing a list of schools that guarantee awards? Oh, perhaps that does not fit with the paradigm of all law schools are evil!

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