A Career in Law

Several years ago, many law school graduates had difficulty finding long-term employment in the legal field. This was the consequence of a downturn in the economy combined with an increase in the size of many law school classes. Between 2009 and 2014, the economy improved while enrollment in law schools declined by 20%--over 10,000 students. This suggests that the employment forecast for students entering law school in the fall of 2016 is significantly better than it has been for the last decade.

However, whether a student should embark upon a path to a J.D. is a decision that must be based on a wide range of factors. The improvement in the market for law school graduates does not mean that a law degree is a ticket to a lucrative and successful career. You are invited to contact Touro's pre-law advisors and let them help you figure out if this is the right path for you.