http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2010/06/07/hap ... bs-in-may/
Well, it didn’t exactly send the nation’s law students into the streets cheering, but it was welcome news nonetheless: The legal sector added jobs in May, 300 jobs to be exact. Click here for the quick American Lawyer article.
In ordinary times, Friday’s news likely wouldn’t have been, well, news. But these are not ordinary times: Even during the so-called recovery, the legal industry has been shedding jobs.
April saw a loss of 1,100 jobs; March, February, and January saw losses of 500, 100 and 1,100, respectively.
It’s not 2006, when demand for lawyers practically outstripped supply, but it’s a start. A few more months like May, and law schools might be able to stop handing out Prozac alongside the casebooks.