BigLaw Jobs For New Grads Up Despite Overall Hiring Slump

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT) -- The latest crop of law school graduates got lucky with the job market in 2012 by landing more jobs among BigLaw firms, but the overall employment rate for law school graduates continues to decline, the National Association for Law Placement said Thursday.

Approximately 84.7 percent of law school graduates in 2012 landed jobs, which is down from 85.6 percent in 2011, and more than half of them landed jobs in private practice. But there is still a large pool of graduates who are getting jobs that...
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