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NALP, ABA at odds over law school employment data

The relationship between the American Bar Association and the National Association for Law Placement may be a victim of the bad market for law school graduates.

In the past, the ABA has relied on NALP to collect and sort detailed data from law schools about jobs and salaries.

But according to the The National Law Journal, the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar now wants law schools to send that information directly to the section.

The ABA says it  believes it needs to play a more direct role in the employment reporting process because it is responsible for accrediting law schools.

NALP says the ABA is needlessly requiring duplicate reporting by law schools and misappropriating the research and reporting process NALP has used for 37 years. The association hinted at a lawsuit to protect what it views as its intellectual property.

The NLJ article is here.

3 comments

  1. There are many too many lawyers in this country and many too many law schools. In the 1970′s is was a regular joke with my wife that the LSAT manual was selling at some supermarket check out stands.

  2. There are way too many lawyers in this country and way too many law schools. In the 1970′s it was a regular joke with my wife that the LSAT manual was selling at some supermarket check out stands.

  3. I think the glut in Virginia attorneys can be remedied by increasing the enforcement budget for the VSB.

    Not only do we have a glut of underqualified lawyers in Virginia, we now have to compete with Legalzoom and other internet based legal referrals.

    The public opinions of the legal profession fall in a direct relationship to the efforts of the lower skilled 15% out there AND the defense bar routinely accepting cases at $ 80 or less per hour.

    Let’s get back to law as a PROfession.

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