Nearly 44,000 law students nationwide will graduate next year with an average of about $73,000 in loan debt. And while most realize that only a small fraction of new law graduates will start their careers with a big-firm salary, the past few weeks of economic chaos have caused many to wonder if any kind of attorney work is in their near future. Aware of the dismay, law school career services professionals say they are working to bolster morale among students and to keep the job outlook realistic.
A Grim Verdict Awaits Law Grads
The National Law Journal
October 20, 2008