According to a recent study, about 20 percent of law graduates from 2010 are working at jobs that do not require a law license. Only 40 percent of these graduates are working in law firms, compared with 60 percent from the class a decade earlier.

Since a fair number of law school graduates are unable to find work as a lawyer, they are shouldering hefty financial debt from student loans. In order to pay the bills, these graduates have taken on jobs that don’t require a law degree or admission to the bar.

Deborah J. Merritt, a law professor at Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law published a study “What Happened to the Class of 2010? Empirical Evidence of Structural Change in the Legal Profession, which may be found at:….

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