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Law Graduates Struggle to Find Jobs in Iceland

Over the past two years, an average of around 60 lawyers have been unemployed each month.

universityoficeland_domThe University of Iceland. Photo: Dagbjört Oddný Matthíasdóttir/Iceland Review.

More than 800 students have graduated from the country’s two largest university law departments, at the University of Iceland and Reykjavík University, since 2007.

The Icelandic Bar Association says that the phenomenon is unheard of, Morgunblaðið reports.

Iceland has more lawyers per capita than the other Nordic countries, or one per 319 inhabitants, compared to one per 630 in Norway, one per 947 in Denmark and one per 1,810 in Sweden.


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