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Market for lateral hires still running hot

Feb 10, 2014 The market for lateral hires at corporate law firms is still running hot, with 2,522 lateral hires in the 12 months to 30 September 2013, down slightly from the 2,691 lateral hires in the previous 12 month period.…

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Orrick reports 0% trainee retention

Feb 7, 2014 Orrick has reported a 0% trainee retention rate this spring, by failing to keep the only trainee in its London office. The result might not seem so bad in itself, but the statistic…

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Young lawyers trapped by debt, says survey

Dec 24, 2013 With tuition fees pushing student debt into the realms of the unmanageable and biglaw jobs still in short supply, law school is not looking to be quite as smart an option it once was. But there is one metric that can…

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US legal sector adds 1,100 jobs in November

Dec 10, 2013 The US legal services sector shed 1,100 jobs in November, representing the second consecutive month of labor market contraction after a mostly steady period of recovery. The U.S. Labor Department’s latest monthly…

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US law school bubble bursts

Nov 15, 2013 The predicted bursting of the US law school bubble is under way, according to Professor Paul Campos, who estimates that 80 to 85 percent of law school are operating at a loss right now. The significant drop in law school…

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Survey shows associates have high job satisfaction

Aug 30, 2013 A new survey by the American Lawyer reports that mid-level associates are thrilled to be lawyers. The survey of 5,683 lawyers at 134 US law firms shows that third- fourth- and fifth-year associates are the happiest…

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UK firms offer trainees short-term employment

Aug 28, 2013 Roll on Friday reports that some major UK law firms are offering trainees short term contracts rather than permanent employment upon qualification. The publication asked fifty leading firms about the terms upon which…

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Melbourne clerks miss out on grad recruitment

Aug 26, 2013 The majority of Melbourne law students who recently completed clerkships at leading Australian firms have not been offered graduate positions. Lawyers Weekly reports figures from the Melbourne offices of eight top and…

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The BigLaw model never made much sense...

Jul 24, 2013 Matthew Yglesias of Slate weighs in on href="http://www.lawyrs.net/news/show/7319/is-this-the-end-of-biglaw">Noam Scheiber's piece on the end of Big Law, which charted the huge challenges and stresses currently faced by…

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Demand decreases at US law schools

Jul 23, 2013 As job prospects for newly qualified solicitors diminish, law schools across the US are seeing decreasing demand and adjusting their legal education programs to suit. Most recently, McGeorge School of Law announced…

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Employment stats improve for US law grads

Jul 1, 2013 The National Law Journal reports a 27 percent increase in hiring of recent law school graduates from last year, with 3600 hires from members of the J.D. class of 2012. The figures square with a report from the National…

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