As we all know, the lawyer job recovery is right around the corner, if you listen to Freedman, Diamond, Barros, Seto, et al.
Apparently Bloomberg and several major law firms didn't get the scholarly memo:
But what about the 73% of associates that are "busy?" That's good news, right? Not so fast. Of the firms surveyed, 61% are using part-time lawyers and 56% are using contract lawyers. When asked if this trend was going to continue and be permanent, 73% of firms said "Yes" on both counts. Outsourcing legal work will be a permanent trend for 52% of surveyed work going forward. So much for the equity partnership track.
As the Law School Cartel continues to bang the table, remember, folks, the scambloggers are disgruntled losers who don't want to work hard for a living, and are Koch-Brothers-backed haters of academic freedom and student-loans-setting-people-free on top of it. You heard it here first!