Despite a nationwide surplus of lawyers and a slump in the legal industry since the 2008 financial crisis, today's law grads have confidence in the job market, according to a Kaplan Bar Review survey of 700+ law school graduates from the class of 2012. Although 56% of recent law school graduates surveyed said they had not found a job in the legal field yet, 62% expressed confidence that they would find employment within the next three months.
Law students also reported satisfaction with their law school education, according to the survey. In fact, the majority of new law grads give their law schools high marks. 37% of law school graduates gave their law school education an "A" grade, 53% gave it a "B," 9% rated it a "C" and 1% scored it a "D".
But, while students thought their law school prepared them to become lawyer, more than a quarter (28%) of new grads feel their law school education didn't prepare them well enough for the bar exam.