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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mountain Region Ranked Best Legal Job Market by The National Jurist Magazine

In an article titled, "Best legal job markets," which appears in the February 2015 issue of The National Jurist magazine, Nevada is part of the number one region for job opportunities for recent law school graduates.

The article reads, "Law schools in the Mountain Region ... produced fewer graduates in 2013 than there were entry-level legal jobs in that region. This helped the Mountain Region rank as the best legal job market for entry-level graduates ... "

The Mountain Region includes Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. The National Jurist rankings are based on placement data from the National Association for Law Placement's Jobs & JDs Class of 2013 report and the American Bar Association's employment data. The data helped determine which job markets offer the most job opportunities per applicant.

"With only 85 graduates for every 100 legal jobs, the Mountain Region is far and away the leader in the nation when it comes to low competition for legal jobs. The region is driven by robust economies in Wyoming, Idaho and Colorado, with lawyer shortages in Utah, Nevada and New Mexico," the article states.