Though the current job market for law grads is far from promising nationwide, there are certain states which offer particularly few opportunities for those seeking to get their foot in the door of a legal practice. Newly admitted attorneys, take note – here are the ratios of graduates from ABA approved law schools to the average annual number of job openings between 2010 and 2020.
In Mississippi, there are a whopping 10.53 grads per job opening, while in Michigan 6.43 grads compete for each available position. Delaware follows close behind with 4.20 grads competing for each job opening.
The remaining seven of the top ten worst states are ranked below:
Nebraska at 4.04, Vermont at 3.50, Massachusetts at 3.27, Indiana at 3.03, Oregon at 2.98, Louisiana at 2.95, New York at 2.92.
While the current prospects are far from ideal, a competitive job market forces applicants to better themselves in order to secure employment. This means brushing up on orating skills, never failing to keep up to date with new legal developments, as well as bettering client management skills. And, of course, CLE is of essential importance.
Ensure you optimize your potential by fulfilling your New York CLE requirements, either through online CLE or live lecture weekends. Learn more at MarinoLegalCLE.com and read more about the ratio of graduates to jobs here.