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The Oversupply of Lawyers

We get a lot of information on the job market, but few studies specifically focused on one profession.  The Economic Modeling Specialists spent some time to focus specifically on the Lawyer market.  What is not surprising to me is that DC again comes in as the strongest labor market….strongest housing market…strongest incomes….wonder why?

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  1. UrbanAnalyst says

    Surly,

    Just came across your blog, solid product.

    As far as this statistic goes though, as per usual the devil is in the details: as is now noted on the source-site, DC’s relaxed admission on motion laws play a significant role (only state where no experience is required). For more information on this look here (page 35):
    http://www.ncbex.org/fileadmin/mediafiles/downloads/Comp_Guide/2011_CompGuide.pdf

    A more instructive exercise might be to filter to only states with restrictive reciprocity and control for state population density. Just a thought.

  2. Fu_mAn_Chu_chU says

    4 Lawyers for every farmer in Illinois. It shows the new make of the society.

  3. SurlyTrader says

    How about the 2.8 million federal employees, 3.8 million state government employees, and 11.5 million local government workers? How many farmers are there? 1.5 – 2 million?
    http://www.census.gov/govs/apes/



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