ERIC Number: ED469181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Employment Patterns of Law School Graduates. LSAC Research Report Series.
Baker, Joe G.
This study investigated employment patterns of law school graduates using cross-sectional data from the 1993 National Survey of College Graduates for 3,207 individuals meeting the definition of law school graduates. The results indicate that, overall, law school graduates have high rates of labor force participation, are employed in legal occupations at a high rate, have modest rates of out-mobility from the field, and low levels of underutilization. Contrary to earlier findings, the data indicate no systematic differences in earnings for minorities and females after controlling for employment sector, experience, and occupation. Also, females are employed in legal occupations at rates similar to those of males. For those law school graduates who leave legal occupations, most do so by choice and perceive their degree to be of value in their new job. (Contains 4 figures, 16 tables, and 8 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Law School Admission Council, Newtown, PA.