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Four charts to better understand the Class of 2017 (060)

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Four charts to better understand the Class of 2017 (060)

  1. 1. LegalEvolution.org© Legal Evolution PBC // Post 060 4,745 5,193 5,156 3,750 2,856 3,636 3,980 3,952 4,007 4,238 4,606 8,829 6,099 5,984 7,037 6,264 5,800 - 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Number of Entry-Level Jobs in Private Practice by Law Firm Size 500+ lawyers in firm 11 to 500 1-10 lawyers 368 more jobs in large law firms Source: NALP, graphic generated by Legal Evolution PBC
  2. 2. LegalEvolution.org© Legal Evolution PBC // Post 060 27,756 46,776 … 33,432 - 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 40,000 45,000 50,000 Year of Graduation Number of Law Graduates from ABA-Accredited Law Schools, 1973 to 2020 Source: ABA. Graphic generated by Legal Evolution PBC
  3. 3. LegalEvolution.org© Legal Evolution PBC // Post 060 -20% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 120% 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Law School Debt versus Entry Level Salaries % change from 2002 Baseline Median Starting Salary Median Law Firm Starting Salary Avg. Debt, Public LS Avg. Debt, Private LS Source: ABA, Law School Transparency, NALP. Graphic generated by Legal Evolution PBC
  4. 4. LegalEvolution.org© Legal Evolution PBC // Post 060 4,745 5,193 5,156 3,750 2,856 3,636 3,980 3,952 4,007 4,238 4,606 65,212 69,836 67,212 71,085 74,967 77,230 82,868 84,124 84,149 87,184 90,867 81 87 91 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 - 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000 80,000 90,000 100,000 110,000 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Lawyers Working in U.S.-Based Law Firms with > 500 Lawyers, 2007 to 2017 Entry Level > 1 Yr. Experience Law Firms > 500 Source: NALP, ALM Legal Intelligence. Graphic generated by Legal Evolution PBC

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