That said, i really don't think elon law grads have a whole plethora of options available at this point, especially since north carolina is taking the recession particularly hard.
For the record, the statistics do not tell the complete story of the recession in North Carolina. Yes, there are plenty of people losing their jobs, but many of them are (or were) in manufacturing textiles and furniture. These jobs have been steadily going overseas for more than twenty years, and frankly I'm surprised they stayed in the U.S. as long they did. On the flip side, there are also lots of firms moving in to the Carolinas and/or hiring, albeit not as much as a few years ago. These firms are primarily hiring white collar jobs, particularly in research and/or hi-tech. A big tell-tale sign of the areas economic health, I would argue, is the fact that home prices in NC are actually rising. I'm not certain what all that means for the legal market, but the Carolinas are certainly not in the same boat as, say, Michigan, despite the similar unemployment rates.