The ability to secure quality employment after graduation is a key indicator of the value of legal education, and outcomes have shown modest improvement over the last year. When compared with the Class of 2015, a higher percentage of 2016 graduates:
- obtained employment,
- found full-time work, and
- are employed in jobs for which bar passage is required or the JD is an advantage.
However, as the National Association for Law Placement reported, both the number of law school graduates and the number of jobs found by graduates declined compared to 2015. As a result, the employment rate increased despite the decrease in the number of jobs.
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