Law Schools Need New Strategies to Reverse Negative Trends

Denney, Bob
September 2012
Law Practice: The Business of Practicing Law;Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p12
The article focuses on the decrease in the number of lawyers in law firms in the U.S. According to the National Association for Law Placement, while summer associate offer rates increased modestly this year, that figure remains far below the 60 percent offer rate in 2007. This has affected the placement of law school graduates.


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