New Attys Delaying Kids, Marriage Due To Law School Debt

Law360 (July 28, 2020, 5:41 PM EDT) -- New lawyers owe an average $160,000 in student loans, which they say has forced them to put off marriage, home ownership and having children and pushed them to take higher-paying jobs they don't want, according to survey results released Tuesday by the American Bar Association.

The results of the survey were published in the ABA's 147-page second annual "Profile of the Legal Profession" report, which includes new chapters on legal deserts in the United States and the challenges new attorneys face as they try to manage their heavy student loan debt.

The ABA's online survey polled 1,084 new lawyers whose median...

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