As a direct result of the “Great Recession” that began at the end of 2007, members of the law school graduating classes of 2009 and 2010 faced the worst entry-level legal employment market in 50 years, and the market for the class of 2011 remains difficult.

The good news is that the most recent recruitment cycle showed signs of a small bounce in the recruiting activity of law firms, a sign that better economic times likely lie ahead.

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