Sunday, November 27, 2011

OcTTTober 2011

Cripe! How hard is it to write a lousy blog post every so often, especially when it's mostly reformatted data?

Followers of the legal "profession" will be delighted to learn that hiring grew in October, as hundreds of newly-barred TLS posters launched their career in sports and entertainment law. The ABA plans to commemorate this recession turning point by accrediting another two dozen law schools.

Not seasonally adjustedOctober20101,116,300
Seasonally adjustedOctober20101,115,900
Change from September 11-October 11400

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Be on Tee Vee

From a JDU post:

Volunteer needed for CBS Evening News segment

I'm working with a producer at the CBS Evening News to put together a segment on the employment and debt crisis among recent law school grads. We need someone who:

  1. Is a recent law school grad
  2. Has a large amount of law school debt (at least six figures)
  3. Is either unemployed or seriously underemployed
  4. Is struggling economically as a result
  5. Is articulate, and comfortable with the idea of being on camera

Ideally, this person will have gone to law school for reasons that would resonate sympathetically with a general audience, i.e., not because he or she was confident a law degree was going to make them rich. Also, this person should have relied on misleading employment statistics when deciding to go to law school and to incur large amounts of debt in order to do so. Having a family (spouse, and or child/children) is also a plus. It would be helpful if the person was either fairly close to the New York City area, or in the Denver metro area.

If you would like to participate, please email me ASAP at Thanks in advance.