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If you were to check only one statistic before attending a law school, this is the one you should look at: long term/full-time employment in jobs requiring bar passage for 2018 law school graduates. These numbers give you a quick look at what percentage of students are obtaining the kind of jobs that law graduates seek. Some things to bear in mind: This statistic tells you nothing about the underlying quality of the jobs. On top of having stellar employment numbers, the top schools are placing the overwhelming share of their students into highly desirable jobs at the largest law…

Some people dream of becoming a lawyer so that they can serve the public interest and make a positive impact on the world. $$$$$ Other people dream of becoming a lawyer because they want to get rich. $$$$$ In the wake of the great recession there has been a ton of media coverage breathlessly declaring that law schools and, indeed, the entire legal profession, was in a state of “crisis.” And yes, there are still plenty of bad law schools out there (I’m looking at you, Cooley), but today I want to take a look at the other end of…