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While demand for other white-collar jobs has grown substantially since the start of the recession, law firms and corporations are finding they can make do with far fewer in-house lawyers than before, squeezing those just starting their careers.

1. What do the data show regarding new law graduates getting jobs?
2. Discuss the costs of attending law school. How is it changing?
3. What has changed in this industry as compared to its heyday in the 1980s and 1990s? Discuss in terms of applications to law schools, good students, law school capacity, and law school faculty.

Scheiber, N. (2016). An Expensive Law Degree, and No Place to Use It. The New York Times, June 17 (Retrievable online at