There is an oversupply of lawyers and law school graduates these days that is making it a lot harder to find a job in law. The unemployment rate for lawyers is 20% compared to 10% for job seekers in general.
When I graduated from high school there was a teacher shortage due to the bulk of the baby boomers in school. I became a teacher as many others did only to find there was a glut of teachers on the job market when we graduated. But we were able to get othere jobs that required a bachelor’s degree in any field. And we didn’t have law school debt to pay off.
In the last decade many people decided that law school was a good investment even with the debt load. Many women went into law as opportunities opened up for them. Now we have a glut of law school graduates trying to distinguish themselves from their fellow graduates in order to get hired. When it comes to being hired, your grades in law school count as well as how prestigious your law school is. Any law-related internships also count and can help you stand out from the crowd.
Click title for link at the NewYorkTimes for more. If you are thinking of a career in law, you might want to consider all options. Good luck.