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70 Percent of 2015 Law Grads Working Full-Time in Legal Field

Results of a study released by the American Bar Association show that 70 percent of the 39,984 graduates of the 205 ABA-accredited law schools last year now have full-time, long-term employment in positions that require or prefer a JD.

“Among the class of 2015, 1.7 percent had solo practices, 40.7 percent worked for law firms and 14.6 percent had ‘business & industry’ positions, 11.6 percent worked in government, 4.7 percent had public interest jobs, 8.4 percent were doing clerkships and 1.6 percent reported education positions,” the ABA reported. “Almost 9.7 percent — 3,871 graduates — were unemployed and seeking employment.”

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