TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 6, 2016

The ABA Journal reports that out of everyone who graduated from ABA-accredited law schools in 2015, 70 percent have full-time, long-term employment positions that require or prefer a law degree. Data released earlier this week by the ABA’s Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar notes the class of 2015 was 8.8 percent smaller than the class of 2014, where 69 percent of graduates were in the same position. The data also showed a decline in law-firm hiring. “(The data) shows that the employment market remains challenging for recent graduates even as law schools are substantially reducing enrollment,” said Barry Currier, ABA’s managing director of accreditation and legal education.