NALP: Law Grad Employment Picture is 'Mixed'

Overall employment rate for the law class of 2012 fell by 1 percent compared to a year ago, according to figures released Thursday by NALP. It marked the fifth straight year that the overall employment figure has fallen, although the actual number of jobs obtained by new graduates was up slightly, as was the median starting salary. "The employment picture remains decidedly mixed,” NALP executive director James Leipold said. “However, with the Class of 2012 we see the beginning of a rebounding private practice sector, particularly at large law firms—and, with that, we see some rebounding salary numbers.” The National Law Journal has the story.