Law Schools Try to Help Graduates Whose New Jobs Are on Hold

Many big law firms are deferring the start dates for their new hires because of the economy, leaving some graduating law students with delays of up to a year or more before they can begin their jobs. In response, some law schools are trying to find new ways to support those students, including offering extended health insurance or new academic programs to ease their bumpy transition into the legal profession.

Starting this fall, the University of California at Los Angeles will