Prelaw Students Chasing Nontraditional Legal Jobs: Survey

Law360, New York (July 29, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT) -- Prospective law school students say they are pursuing law degrees for future work outside of the traditional legal field, suggesting that the challenging economic climate has shifted expectations for the newest generation of would-be lawyers, according to a new survey released Monday by Kaplan Test Prep.

More than half of the 750 prelaw students surveyed by Kaplan in June said they likely would use their law degrees to pursue a nontraditional legal role rather than a traditional legal role as a practicing attorney, spotlighting the continued...
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