It is true that the recession of 2008–2009 seriously undermined the job market for both new and experienced lawyers. It is also true that legal education is expensive, and many students pay for it through loans that have to be repaid after graduation. And it is well documented that some law schools misstated employment and other statistics in the tight, competitive job market of recent years. But connecting the dots in this case does not lead to a conclusion that our system of legal education is bankrupt or that law school is not an excellent career choice for many students. This article will attempt to re-connect the dots in a way that more accurately reflects contemporary legal education and the job market for lawyers.
Gary A. Munneke, Race to the Finish Line: Legal Education, Jobs, and the Stuff Dreams Are Made of, N.Y. St. B.J., Feb. 2012, at 10, http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/814/.