New Lawyer Salaries Crept up in 2019, but COVID-19 Is Likely to Stymie More Increases

It took a decade, but the median starting salary among those who graduated law school in 2019 finally eclipsed the $72,000 high mark held by the class of 2009—which were the last to enjoy a relatively strong employment market before the 2008 recession sent things into a tailspin.

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