Whether you have heard or not, lately the trend in law school students finding jobs after graduation has been at an all time low. According to Policy Mic, “this trend is glaringly rampant in law schools. Only 86% of the nation’s class of 2011 law students found employment after graduation, a figure that is six points lower than four years prior. Those who find employment have an average annual starting salary of $60,000, which is $12,000 less than was the median in 2009.”
A law degree is exciting and an awarding accomplishment to have under your belt. Hard work and valuable knowledge comes with sacrifice in order to fulfill a rewarding career in the future. Often people graduate students attend graduate school in order to continue to pursue what they love or are interested in, in hopes of finding a fulfilling career post graduation. If you are a future law student in the making, whether you are looking to get into employment law or other fields, your hard work will pay off. Check out the top 5 law schools with the best employment prospects according to Policy Mic.
- Columbia University School of Law
- University of Chicago Law School
- University of California at Berkeley School of Law
- Northwestern University School of Law
- New York University School of Law
For more information on the starting median salaries and percentage of students finding work after graduation read here.