Today, the front page of YALE NEWS carries the headline "YLS employment stays high." The article, like much about law schools since THE NEW YORK TIMES focused on poor job prospects for JDs, presents the evidence that YLS graduates are beating the odds.
The article presents the reasons for that. One is Yale's high ranking. Another is that since its program is small - 200 students - the career placement staff can devote more time to each job candidate.
The school's website reports that for 2009, 70 percent of the class went to work in a law firm or a clerkship.