Fewer New JDs Are Getting Jobs Practicing Law

Law360, New York (May 3, 2016, 2:33 PM EDT) -- The number of recent law school graduates who have nabbed a job that requires a JD has fallen significantly over the past three years, from 29,100 in 2013 to 25,400 this spring, according to information released by the American Bar Association on Monday.

The downturn mirrors the smaller number of students graduating from U.S. law schools over the past three years, which steadily fell between 2013 and 2016, from 46,722 to 41,026, the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar revealed on Monday when it published data reported to it by law schools.

The overall number of graduates...

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