Legal Job Placement Ticked Up For Class Of '12, ABA Reports

Law360, Los Angeles (March 29, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT) -- The job market for 2012 law school graduates rose slightly last year, with just more than half of graduates securing long-term, full-time jobs, according to data released Friday by the American Bar Association.

The data, released by the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, showed 56.2 percent of last year’s graduates found long-term, full-time employment requiring bar passage nine months after graduation compared to 54.9 percent in 2011.

The data were nearly identical for positions in which a law degree was required...
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