After Professor Steven Solomon published a column in the New York Times about the legal market last week, I called the piece “smart” and said my only problem with it was the pointlessness of asking whether now is a good time to go to law school. Well, it turns out there are some other problems with Solomon’s column, as Kyle McEntee of Law School Transparency pointed out on Above The Law. I can’t improve on McEntee’s commentary, so I’ll just recommend that you read it.
Whenever one writes about the legal job market, it’s important that all statistics used be accurate and complete. It’s now clear to me that Solomon’s column falls short.