Students turn to law as finance falls from grace
The number of law students seeking to pursue a non-legal career has fallen over the last two years, as the collapse of the financial markets drives students away from lucrative jobs such as banking. Research by Legal Week's research arm Legal Week Intelligence found that the number of law students looking to move away from the legal profession when they leave university has fallen from 18% in 2007 to 13% in 2009. The survey highlights the impact the problems in the banking sector have had on perceptions of the financial services industry as a career, with only 17% of the 2,500+ students canvassed also considering working in investment banking, down from 25% two years ago.
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