The Wall Street Journal reported that recent law school graduates were having a very difficult time obtaining jobs in the legal profession. Many law schools said that 10 to 20 percent of their graduates still had not found jobs. The historical average had been 6 to 8 percent. Many recent graduates were taking jobs outside law at much lower wages than were typically paid to beginning lawyers.
Based on this information, what would be your prediction about lawyers' salaries for the future? Please explain your answers in terms of the market for lawyers fully explaining what changes will occur to demand, supply, quantity demanded, quantity supplied, and equilibrium price for lawyers (starting wages for lawyers).
We should discuss this question in the short run and in the long run.
In the short run:
Because a higher number of graduates cannot find jobs, new lawyer wannabes will likely to be aware of this. Some of them will choose to study something that may be more likely to find jobs. In the short run, the ...
Managerial Economics - Supply and Demand for lawyer's salaries in the future