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Old 01-30-2012, 10:32 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by FadeToblack View Post
I often wonder if that many lawyers are needed? Do they make as much money as people think they do? I mean how much money is there to go around if there is an office on every corner...
From what I read a lawyer out of school does not make all that much more than someone in a 4yr field but usually end up making good money in time.

50k seems about right based on no research at all for a 1st year grad.

Originally Posted by Raymond42262 View Post
A factoid I have heard several times.........the US has 5 percent of the world's population and 95 percent of its lawyers.
I believe it too.
The US doesn't even come close to that figure. Brazil for example has almost as many lawyers as the US per capita with almost as many people.

It makes sense that we would have the most with the largest economy. but 95% is a crazy figure.

9% is probably closer.
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