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The ABA Journal reported yesterday that starting pay is down for 2010 law graduates, and the drop is greatest for law firm jobs.  According to NALP, the national median starting salary for 2010 law grads was $63,000, down from $72,000 for the class of 2009.  The national median salary at law firms was $104,000, compared to $130,000 the previous year.

“The drop in overall pay is also spurred by the erosion of jobs in private practice. About 51 percent of the graduates from the class of 2010 who found jobs were employed by private law firms, compared to about 56 percent of the class of 2009.”

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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