To the women of this year’s law school graduating class, I say, congratulations! Hard work and perseverance have meant graduating during one of the worst economies in recent memory. Those who are really lucky hold offers from firms or legal departments with salaries that will enable repayment of law school debt. The merely fortunate received offers paying enough to make a dent in those student loans, although they will drive their old cars for the foreseeable future. Those for whom things have not gone as well — and they are far from alone — still are trying to find jobs.

Wherever recent law graduates are on the employment spectrum, they all have one thing in their favor: a law degree. No, it’s not a really slimming pair of pants, but it’s almost as good. It’s the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for smart people, and it’s a testament to tenacity, intelligence and skills.

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