According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the total number of lawyer jobs in the U.S. is expected to rise to 801,800 by 2020.  In 2010, there were 728,200 U.S. lawyer jobs.  That means we’re looking at a projected increase of 73,600—or just over 10%—over the span of the present decade. So, yay….job growth. That’s the good news. Here’s […]

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Online newsmagazine Slate checked in yesterday with this story about how law schools acting in their own financial interest are creating an oversupply of debt-laden grads who cannot find jobs in the legal profession.  While the article doesn’t contain much in the way of shocking new revelations, it very nicely summarizes the disconnect between how prospective J.D.’s […]

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Note: Akshara Kannan was a completely great 2009 Brightleaf summer intern.  We miss having her around.  But here’s the next best thing: during the year, she will occasionally share her thoughts here on how contemporary legal education is preparing her for the changing world of legal employment. When I began my summer internship at Brightleaf Corporation […]

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