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« on: April 12, 2006, 05:12:56 PM »
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rojo

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Re: Never Mind US News' Starting Salary Figures
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2006, 10:37:39 AM »
Why does this seem too good to be true?

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Re: Never Mind US News' Starting Salary Figures
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2006, 10:45:48 AM »
Yes, those numbers would be nice.  I wonder if they are worth the cost.

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Re: Never Mind US News' Starting Salary Figures
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2006, 04:00:52 PM »
I'm guessing its after 10 years. That's when most salaries level off...and they are about double your starting salary.

So one job with a job of 55K starting will level at 110K. At this point, you could try to lateral to Big Law.

Re: Never Mind US News' Starting Salary Figures
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2006, 08:17:17 AM »
Average annual growth (incl. new jobs/net replacement): 20,456

Does anyone know approximately how many students graduate from law school each year? 

Re: Never Mind US News' Starting Salary Figures
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2006, 10:19:27 AM »
I'm just trying to get a very general idea how many graduates will compete for the 20,000 new jobs.  It seems like a pretty encouraging number.  I think there are about 1,000,000 lawyers in the US right now. It seems safe to assume that atleast 20,000 retire each year. 

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Re: Never Mind US News' Starting Salary Figures
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2006, 09:53:41 AM »
Yeah, also there are only about 30000 law students becoming lawyers. A lot of law students just want government work or increased credibility. So, there could in fact be a surplus of jobs.

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Re: Never Mind US News' Starting Salary Figures
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006, 01:39:12 PM »
Psychological or financial?

Psychological.