Lawyers' Starting Salaries Dropped By 6.5%, Report Says

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 7:18 PM EDT) -- Starting salaries for law school graduates have taken a plunge amid dwindling job opportunities for young associates at big law firms, according to a National Association for Law Placement Inc. study that found average 2011 starting salaries fell 6.5 percent from 2010.

Some 60 percent of the law firm jobs that 2011 graduating students took up were in smaller firms with less than 50 attorneys, up from 53 percent from the class of 2010, a trend that has palpably skewed the average starting salary, despite the...
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