In a recent article--Truth or Dare: The New Employment Market--NALP Executive Director James Leipold reflects on the current employment prospects of law school students and provides some honest advice. In a nutshell, he recommends that law students and prospective applicants:
- Borrow as little as possible
- Go to a school where they can shine (i.e., where an individual can be most highly ranked)
- Understand the ongoing changes and uncertainties of the legal job market
- Get as much practical experience as they can and
- Don’t bank on securing a job that pays $160,000 a year.
See full article. (Linked to with permissionf from NALP)