American Lawyer:  “These days, graduates should be prepared to find alternative opportunities in the law, or even take a nonlegal job to pay the bills and get experience through pro bono work, say career development directors at several law schools . . . .”

“In April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the legal sector shed 1,100 positions during the month, which came on the heels of 1,000 lost jobs in March.  And between April 2009 and April 2010, the BLS reported that the legal industry has lost a total of approximately 28,000 jobs while the national unemployment rate hovers around 10 percent.”