The Labor Market for Attorneys in the State of California
Past, Present, and Future
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This report seeks to identify supply-demand mismatches in the legal marketplace and assesses the need for new policy initiatives. This project pursued four research objectives-developing a profile of practicing attorneys in California, projecting future supply and demand, determining what California’s top law scholars expect to happen, and exploring what legal minds anticipate as upcoming trends. The authors found little in the way of potential supply-demand mismatches but do note that many areas and groups remain underserved and should have their needs addressed by looking beyond supply-demand considerations.
Table of Contents
All Prefatory Materials
Profile of Current California Attorneys
Projections of California Labor Market Conditions for Lawyers
Survey of California's Top Quality Law Schools
Survey of Law Firms
Expert Interviews: Balancing Supply and Demand
Conclusions and Recommendations
Description of Data Sources
Methodology Supplement to the Projections
Selecting California Law Schools for Survey Participation
The research described in this report was sponsored by the University of California. This research was conducted by RAND Education.
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