More Pre-Law Students Are Planning Non-Legal Careers

, The National Law Journal


Has the legal profession lost its luster in the eyes of would-be lawyers? A survey of pre-law students found that 43 percent planned to use their degrees to find jobs in the business world rather than in the legal industry.

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  • Andrew

    Although the legal market is still expanding, the pace of its expansion is not very fast. The biggest problem is that there are too many law school graduates and not enough positions available for them to fill. According to the statistics in this article, many of the students going to law school and considering business careers or other careers. This is definitely not unheard of, and law students often go on to do things besides working at law firms, in-house at a big corporation, or at a public interest law firm. The good news for current law students is that the attorney profession is still projected to grow by 10% from 2010 to 2020, as that is the job outlook forecast by the BLS. For those recent law graduates that are struggling to find employment, has legal job openings and non-legal job openings for law graduates that are looking for any kind of job to get by.

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