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Jobs in the legal sector are beginning to improve, according to James Ross, a Capital Region Labor Market Analyst. In June of this year, 3,000 jobs were lost in the legal sector. In July, there was a more than two thirds dip in jobs lost, with only 800 legal sector jobs being cut, including paralegals and lawyers.
One of the most important steps in the career planning process involves evaluating the market to see what is available. Some students may need to spend less time on this step because they already have a clear idea of what and where they want to practice. On the other hand, realities of the job market may require subsequent modification of initial objectives.
Good grades in Ivy-League law schools no longer guarantee recent law school graduates a good job. Post-recession, the market has made it very tough for law school students to land full-time, permanent jobs with law firms. So, instead of getting frustrated with the circumstances beyond your control and looking for other less preferred career lines, it is best to reset your focus. You can still hope for a great career path in law by using different means. Look up for positions for quasi legal jobs.