Recent Law School Grads Feel The Pain

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Economic Woes Hitting Recent Law School Grads Hard
by Ian Bush

These are tough times for a lot of folks looking for work — even for those who want to be lawyers. Law schools across the country say fewer firms are recruiting, and that’s leaving students worried — and in piles of debt.

It’s supposed to be a nice payoff — after amassing hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition, the salary law grads get should make most of those zeroes vanish.

But as big firms buckle under economic pressure, they’re taking on fewer hires:

“There’s a bit of malaise settling in among the student body.”

Amy Montemarano, the assistant dean of career and professional development at Drexel’s Earle Mack School of Law, says there’s a deafening silence from a third of the firms that used to recruit.

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