The ABA released their employment data for the Class of 2016 yesterday. While the final story for this class won’t be fully played out for several years, law firm positions increased in absolute number even with the 7.15% (2,860) decrease in class size from the previous year. Unfortunately, however, Business & Industry and Government jobs decreased by more than 7.15%.
Overall, the job market, particularly at the lower-ranked law schools, remains challenging but it appears to be stabilizing and the steps the law schools took to reduce class size appear to be paying dividends. We most strongly encourage you to click the link above and analyze the employment summary for yourself if you’re considering the law school investment.