In Los Angeles, law school graduates are heading into one of the most horrible job markets for new lawyers in the last three decades. Similarly, law schools in the city do not have the same drawing power that they used to. This year, only a handful of people are applying for the Law School Admission Test as compared to the last two years. It is likely that the two trends will finally balance out. Meanwhile, however, the law students and the law schools are being confronted with tough choices.
Just 65% obtained legal positions in Los Angeles that required attending and passing the bar exam, which usually means a job at a legal firm in the city. Remove the part and short time legal jobs and the rate of employment declines even more. Results differ vastly by law schools in the city. After completing a graduation period of nine months, roughly 90% of graduate students from different universities of the city can rely on landing permanent, long-term legal jobs that need a law degree.
Law school graduates will have the best fortune at obtaining legal placement in Los Angeles' top leading law firms. Graduate students can also noticeably escalate their employment opportunities within these big law firms in the city by opting for the knowledge and experience of legal research by internship before their graduation.
In Los Angeles, the shrinking job market in the legal profession means it is not easy to get a legal position in this more competitive market due to many competent graduates. However, the legal sector of the city could experience an improvement from the tech industry that is now on the rise. The reason behind this is that most of the tech firms in the Los Angeles have IPOs, through which they could give rise to increased activity in the legal sector. Good news for the graduates of the city is that California State will employ large number of more new attorneys through the next year in Los Angeles.