Tiago Splitter wrote:JCougar wrote:IOW, law schools are still flatly lying about even the 57% number. According to these stats, that number is actually a lot closer to 46%. And a good number of those 46% are at highly unstable small firms or at big firms with high turnover. This number is a lot more consistent with the anecdotal evidence I have seen.
I'm not sure why this data is necessarily better than NALP's. It's hard to tell from their site, but it appears they are just estimating the total number of jobs and could be off by a fair amount.
If they are right, then chances are many of the jobs that take us from NALP's number down to EMSI's would be in that unstable small firm category, so be careful not to double count your winnings.
And also, these stats only account for ABA-accredited law schools. The market is even more flooded if you consider the swath of unaccredited law grads trying to get their foot into the door of whatever shitlaw they can find. This problem is worse in some states than it is in others, and these people aren't likely to take any job that could possibly go to a T13 grad, but the few that do get jobs just make it all the more hard for everyone else to find something--anything--that even remotely resembles a lawyer job.
If you ask me, 40% of all law grads getting actual lawyer jobs isn't pessimistic. And then of course more than half of that is shitlaw.