Law Students

JD Hiring Improves
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

hope for lawyers

Summary: Fresh figures suggest improvement in JD hiring.

Constrictions dilate, depressions express themselves. With the difficulty we’ve seen amidst JD’s getting jobs in the legal field, we are finally seeing some reprieve. According to data from the National Association of Law Placement, 87 percent of last year’s grads have found employment, a finer figure than what we saw for the class of 2013.

  
What
Where


Mind you, the stats have been fudged a bit. The data were collected through March 15, whereas previously Feb. 15 was the cut off, giving the grads an extra month to find employment.

Also, there have actually been fewer hires over last year. Only class size was down six percent, and so overall more students found employment, percentage-wise.

Naturally, with JD’s being vetted for their skills, empowered by skills offering more training for less money, there is a set of compensations rendering JD’s more competent than previous generations of lawyers. The market will inevitably shift and welcome the fresh league of lawyers.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




“It is clear that the shrinking class size did indeed have a positive impact on the overall employment rate,” said James Leipold, the executive director of the organization, “and that is a dynamic that will likely continue to be in play for the next three graduating classes, each of which is projected to continue to come down in size in fairly dramatic steps.”

He further said that NALP expects “that the overall employment rate for the Classes of 2015, 2016, 2017 will continue to improve.”





 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Civil Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-FL-Coral Gables

Coral Gables office of our client seeks civil litigation associate attorney with 3+ years of experie...

Apply Now

Family Law Attorney

USA-UT-Ogden

Ogden office of our client seeks family law attorney with 2+ years of experience. The candidate will...

Apply Now

Insurance Defense Litigation Attorney

USA-FL-Boca Raton

Boca Raton office of our client seeks attorney with 5+ years of insurance defense litigation experie...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Paralegal

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Drive the discovery process by preparing, assembling and serving discovery demands, responses and co...

Apply now

Attorney

USA-NY-Brooklyn

The candidate will join our team, to assist in reviewing, analyzing and summarizing a wide variety o...

Apply now

Bilingial Experienced Legal Secretary

USA-FL-Coral Gables

Bilingual experienced legal secretary "AV" rated, plaintiff\'s personal injury firm seeks experi...

Apply now

Legal Administrative Assistant

USA-CO-Lakewood

Come work at Vial Fotheringham! We are looking to hire an administrative assistant with 2+ years of ...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top