More on Public Law Service in Recession

Thanks much to CDO Newswire at Berkeley Law for pointing out to us this article at Slate! In this recession-era, it is as important as ever to assist graduating students whose interest is sparked by public interest law.

Most will agree that the need is great but how will the new attorneys be compensated?

How will new attorneys pay off their exorbitant student loans? The average law student debt is $100,000 according to Forbes article “The Great College Hoax.”

If we are to ensure the future of public interest law, we must ensure that future attorneys are able to afford the practice of law. The Slate article offers some hope for new graduates in this difficult time. Especially when the statement below is accurate.

 Lawyers working for nonprofits earn approximately $35,000 less per year.

-RFW

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