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Scottish legal market looking up

Dec 18, 2011 There has been significant improvement in the Scottish legal market, according to a new survey of the country’s top firms conducted by industry advisors PKF. The survey looked at the top 30 legal practices in Scotland…

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US legal sector gains 100 jobs in November

Dec 4, 2011 The US legal sector grew by 100 jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' preliminary employment report. These modest gains follow the addition of 400 jobs to the sector in October, but growth does…

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Law schools encouraged to teach practical skills

Nov 24, 2011 In the current economic climate, law graduates face a tough job market and an increasing number of corporate clients that would really rather not pay for their on-the-job training. These realities have precipitated an…

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US Legal Sector loses 1,300 Jobs in September

Oct 12, 2011 The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the second consecutive month of negative growth for the legal sector. Things were looking good in July, when 4,100 positions were added, but the sector took a turn for the worse…

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US law schools see 10% drop in applicants

Sep 30, 2011 It seems that university applicants are starting to realize that a legal career can no longer provide the kind of stability of times gone by: applications for law school in the US dropped by a massive 10 per cent in the…

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US BigLaw starts summer recruitment with high hopes

Aug 18, 2011 The recruitment drive for associates for the class of 2013 has begun in earnest, with recruiting partners coming on campus to assess the current crop for coveted BigLaw positions. And keen second year law students…

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