Blogs are blowing up today with the Atlantic article about the horrible legal job market. The Atlantic relies on the Law School Tuition Blog. According to that blog, Mississippi laps the field in terms of bad job market for law school grads. The blog states that Mississippi has 10.53 law school graduates for every available job. Most states are 2 point something.
But how good are the Law School Tuition blog’s numbers? According to the site, Mississippi has an average of only 30 annual legal job openings per year. By comparison, Louisiana has 270, Arkansas 130 and Alabama 240.
I question whether Mississippi has only 30 legal job openings per year. I know it’s a bad market, but is it that bad?