Why Law School Is The Worst Career Decision – Forbes



by J. Maureen Henderson, posted on www.forbes.com

The news for would-be attorneys keeps getting worse.

According to analysis from the Wall Street Journal released yesterday, only 55% of class of 2011 law school grads were employed full-time as lawyers nine months after graduation. The other 45% may be unemployed, working at Starbucks or starting their own law schoolhate blogs.

Couple this withdeclining starting salaries (they fell $9000 between 2009 and 2010) and the fact that 85% of law school grads are facing an average debt load of $98 500 and you can see why law school as a career path has taken a public lambasting in recent years….

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