A Shrinking Industry?


The Legal Skills Prof Blog ran this post about the legal industry losing 2,400 jobs in November. This followed gains in September-October.
Overall, the industry lost 100 jobs in the last 12 months.
My Take:
Another reason to avoid law school.
I don’t know why the industry isn’t growing. My guess is technology is eliminating jobs. But the reason doesn’t matter.
It’s hard enough to get a good job in growing industries. Going to professional school in a shrinking industry is fighting a dropping tide.You can do it and things may turn out fine. Still, there are better options for many.
Most people would be better off avoiding law school and pursuing a career in a growth industry.
Apparently, one of the hottest growth industries is weed. Something many college students already study.

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