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Law School Graduates Struggle in Job Market, Burdened with Debt

No higher education route brings guaranteed results. Columbia Law School 2010 graduate Jonathan Wang could tell you: he currently works in Manhattan as a tutor [...]

No higher education route brings guaranteed results. Columbia Law School 2010 graduate Jonathan Wang could tell you: he currently works in Manhattan as a tutor for law school admissions exams. Only 40 percent of law graduates from 2010 are working at law firms, compared with the 60 percent from the class ten years earlier. The job market for law school graduates changed substantially in the time that they were in the school. Graduates continue to work odd jobs while paying off mountains of student debt.

Graduates with marketable degrees also struggle to find entry-level job positions. The entry-level job market has evolved, but colleges have not. This is especially apparent considering that only 17 percent of May 2014 graduates had jobs the year following graduation. Colleges should be responding with more innovative ways to connect their qualified graduates with hiring companies instead of putting the onus exclusively on the student or graduate.

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