First-generation law school students are worse off in the job market after graduating compared to their peers who have at least one parent or guardian with a law degree, according to new data released Wednesday by the National Association for Law Placement.
In a survey of Class of 2020 law school graduates, the employment rate was nearly 93% for those who had at least one parent holding a J.D. degree and 88% for first-generation graduates, the association detailed its annual research report titled “Jobs & JDs, Employment and Salaries of New Graduates, Class of 2020.” Meanwhile, the rate of employment in bar passage-required jobs was more than 11 percentage points lower for first-generation students, at 73%.
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