• The Beatles weren’t referencing Illinois law graduate employment percentages when they sang “it’s getting better all the time,” but the message certainly fits. In data released by the American Bar Association and analyzed by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Class of 2014 employment percentages for seven of the state’s nine schools increased since 2013. — Free read
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