The blogosphere is abuzz with Amir Efrati's excellent WSJ page-1 story on the changing legal job market (see TaxProf, Prawfsblawg, Legal Ethics Blog, Ideoblog, and Leiter). Afrati's story took a lot of factual investigation, and I applaud him for tracking down so many relevant sources. Prospective students will benefit. In addition, the ABA is sure to take notice.
One of the graphics in the WSJ story was based on my recent survey of ISBA lawyers, though you have to dig to find it. Thus I am posting it here. This chart is a breakdown of change in lawyer income over the last five years (excluding retiring lawyers), broken down by respondent's firm size: