The Legal Skills Prof Blog ran this post about the legal industry losing 2,400 jobs in November. This followed gains in September-October.

Overall, the industry lost 100 jobs in the last 12 months.

My Take:

Another reason to avoid law school.

I don’t know why the industry isn’t growing. My guess is technology is eliminating

The new phone book is here! The new phone book is here!

Maybe not. But that’s still one of my favorite movie scene 40 years later.

But the passage rates from the July 2018 Mississippi Bar exam are in: 58.8% passed.

A bit over 4 out of every 10 failed. Some would call them

The ABA reports that the legal industry lost jobs for two months in a row. The combined jobs lost for July and August was 4,200 jobs. 200 fewer people work in the industry than this time last year.

Among the fields categorized as ‘professional and business services’, the legal industry is the only one losing

Too much credit in the markets fuels bubbles. The most notorious example in recent memory is the subprime mortgage crisis that caused the Great Recession in 2008. Some people say we are currently in a sovereign debt bubble that is causing a bubble in all asset classes. The jury is still out on that one.

There was a front page article yesterday in the Clarion-Ledger about the 53% passage rate in Mississippi for the July Bar Exam. It opens:

Entering the legal profession in Mississippi is once again proving difficult for those seeking to become a licensed attorney.

The July Mississippi bar exam results released last week showed about 53