The good news:
- the employment rate for 2014 graduates rose over 2 percentage points compared to the class of 2013, the first increase since 2007
- the percentage of employed gradutes in JD required or JD Advantage jobs also increased
- the actual number of jobs obtained by the class of 2014 was actually smaller than that in 2013; the smaller graduating class size accounted for the increased employment rate
- because the ABA shifted the "as of" reporting date from Feb. 15 to March 15, these results may slightly overstate the success of graduates compared with 2013
- with class sizes continuing to decline, the percentage of graduates finding employment should continue to rise, as long as there is not a setback in the slowly recovering job market
I'll take the good news. With LSAT takers up and a positive jobs report, it's a nice change of pace from the law-school news of last 5 years or so.