Pity the bright young minds con­sid­ering law school today. By this point, they’ve heard the nar­ra­tive prop­a­gated in volu­mi­nous news arti­cles, op-​​eds, and a growing number of books, all playing vari­a­tions on the theme that the suckers who enter law school in 2013 will grad­uate with bur­den­some debt, few rel­e­vant skills, and no job prospects.

On the one hand, the sudden atten­tion being paid to the employ­ment prospects of law grad­u­ates is under­stand­able. It’s cer­tainly true that dis­rup­tive social and eco­nomic forces have caused the col­lapse of major law firms and slowed hiring in the pro­fes­sion. In our reces­sionary times, this has cre­ated a char­acter as appealing to the media as the prover­bial man who bites the dog: the lawyer, once vir­tu­ally assured of employ­ment, unable to land work.

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