You may have heard that the number of students enrolling in law school in 2014 was the lowest in 41 years, while law school debt increased and the job market is still tough. BARBRI, the bar exam and law student preparation firm, decided to assess the current state of the legal field by conducting the first survey of its kind including all three groups: current law students; practicing attorneys; and law school faculty. Released this month, State of the Legal Field Survey: Insights from BARBRI's First Annual Survey of Law Students, Law School Faculty and Attorneys, summarizes the results.
Conducted by an independent research firm, the survey asked some key questions. How did 3L's assess their preparedness to practice law? What did practicing lawyers and law school faculty consider the most important skill for newly graduated attorneys? What were all groups' expectations and experiences of paying off student loan debt? How did attorneys assess expected job openings in the next few years? Would the new and experienced lawyers choose to go to law school again? Take a look at the findings.
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