Monday, July 26, 2010

Law school starting salaries

This is a pretty scary chart for those considering law school.

It would be nice to see a chart that is the same except that it includes only the top 14 or so schools. In that case perhaps the two humps would be a little closer together.

I'd also like to a see a chart for salaries 5 or 10 years after law school. I don't know what that would look like, but it might look a little less bimodal as people at the high-end start dropping out of their lucrative jobs due to a desire for more work-life balance and people at the low-end get raises.

One bright-side: it looks like something like 1/5 of the new lawyers were making between $75k and $125k. So those are fairly lucrative jobs, many of which might not be quite so hellacious as the Big Law jobs in terms of time and stress.

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