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Rod Smolla Comments on Job Prospects for Law School Grads 

(NY Times) This fall, law students are competing for half as many openings at big firms as they were last year in what is shaping up to be the most wrenching job search season in over 50 years.

For students now, the promise of the big law firm career — and its paychecks — is slipping through their fingers, forcing them to look at lesser firms in smaller markets as well as opportunities in government or with public interest groups, law school faculty and students say.

The frenzy has even pushed the nation’s top firms, a tradition-bound coterie, into discussing how to reform the recruitment process with an earnestness that would have been unthinkable just years ago.


Read the article in the New York Times


Washington and Lee Law School Dean Rod Smolla discusses the current job market and the school's revolutionary 3L curriculum with LBN host Scott Drake.


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