Hot Topic: How the Legal Market Continues to Change in the Aftermath of the Great Recession (I4)

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 18, 2017: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Coordinator/Moderator: Ronald Wheeler, Boston University
Speaker: James Leipold, National Association for Law Placement

Track: General or Core Programs

Eight years after the onset of the Great Recession, members of the Class of 2015 secured the smallest number of jobs in private practice of any class since 1996. Nonetheless, Big Law hiring has continued to pick up even as jobs availability in other sectors has contracted. Meanwhile, 2016 brought a number of changes and stressors to large law firms and to the global economy generally, the ramifications of which are yet to be fully understood. This session will provide complete up-to-date information from the National Association of Legal Placement about the entry-level legal employment market and will take a look at the implications for the legal services industry of the post-$180,000, post-Brexit, post-election world in which we find ourselves.

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