What Happened to LA Law?

Some readers of this blog may recall the popular TV series from the late 1980s and early 1990s: LA Law.  Folk wisdom at the time was that applications to the UCLA law school went up during the show’s run and dropped when it was cancelled.  In any case, things are not what they were according to some data – shown below – that appear today in the LA Times in connection with a story on the jobs problems of recent law school grads.

Here are percentages of California law school graduates in 2011 who had found full-time, long-term jobs as lawyers nine months after graduation:

School     Percentage (%)
= = = = = = = = = = = = =
Stanford             91.1
UC Berkeley          80.0
USC                  64.7
UCLA                 61.3
UC Davis             56.4
UC Hastings          46.5
= = = = = = = = = = = = =
Source: American Bar Assn.

Things were better back in the day:

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