Quality of New Lawyers Improving?

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born4law
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Quality of New Lawyers Improving?

Postby born4law » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:25 pm

Has the brutal hiring market positively impacted the quality of recently-minted JDs?

Most law students now know that if they don’t absolutely crush it during school, they’ll be screwed. So regardless of the fact that only a select few will receive A's, most students are still firing on all cylinders.

Is there any new data from law firms that report on satisfaction with incoming recruits that reflects this new reality?

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Bronte
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Re: Quality of New Lawyers Improving?

Postby Bronte » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:28 pm

I think you're barking up the wrong tree.

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Re: Quality of New Lawyers Improving?

Postby guano » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:28 pm

born4law wrote:Shouldn’t the brutal hiring market be producing better lawyers because all law students know that if they don’t absolutely crush it during school, they’ll be screwed?

Is there any new data from law firms that report on satisfaction with incoming recruits?

Quick answer: the average should be a bit better, because less below average lawyers are getting hired.
The top of the crop has always been pretty darn good/motivated and that is unlikely to change

Though, this of course doesn't address the problematic correlating of law school success with lawyer quality

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Re: Quality of New Lawyers Improving?

Postby dailygrind » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:44 pm


born4law
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Re: Quality of New Lawyers Improving?

Postby born4law » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:05 pm

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Re: Quality of New Lawyers Improving?

Postby Kafkaesquire » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:49 am

born4law wrote:Has the brutal hiring market positively impacted the quality of recently-minted JDs?

Most law students now know that if they don’t absolutely crush it during school, they’ll be screwed. So regardless of the fact that only a select few will receive A's, most students are still firing on all cylinders.

Is there any new data from law firms that report on satisfaction with incoming recruits that reflects this new reality?


What is this pointless rambling?




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