It might be April Fool’s Day, but the grim job outlook for recent law school graduates is no joke.
For the second time ever, the American Bar Association (ABA) has released a tally of the previous year’s graduates who have landed full-time, long-term jobs as lawyers. (The ABA defines long-term as longer than one year.) Up until 2011, the ABA only required law schools to report general data about their grads’ employment status. Last year was the first time law schools had to report specific employment data.