Law school graduates this year are facing a mountain of debt and an economy in the depths. Here are a few articles discussing the dismal job market for newly minted lawyers:
- “3Ls do the grim math on job market” surveys the carnage. Leigh Jones of The National Law Journal describes the situation as “a massive pile-up of attorneys looking for work in an environment that is pitting would-be attorneys against more experienced competitors.”
- According to New York Lawyer, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is offering its London associates a 12-month sabbatical on one-third of their usual pay, with those taking up the scheme guaranteed a job once the year is over.
- The Chicago Tribune reports that Northwestern University School of Law is offering unemployed grads volunteer opportunities so they can develop skills while the job market recovers.
- A little less recent, but still relevant: “Law-School Grads See Promised Jobs Put On Hold”