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US legal sector adds 2000 jobs in March

Apr 9, 2013 The US department of labor reports that the legal sector added 2,000 jobs in March, which marks the first month in 2013 that there has been jobs growth, and is the highest single-month gain in nearly a year.

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London law firms manipulate retention figures

Mar 14, 2013 London law firms have been manipulating their retention rates by offering short-term contracts to trainees, according to a report by The Lawyer. Short term contracts have been offered to some trainees at

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U.S. News publishes law school rankings

Mar 12, 2013 The U.S. News law school rankings - fundamentally flawed and grossly influential - have been released. The group of schools in the top 14 remained the same this year - with some minor changes to their respective…

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Law Schools offer jobs to graduates

Mar 7, 2013 The New York Times has reported on an initiative by the law school at Arizona State University to offer graduates clinical legal experience. Law dean Douglas J. Sylvester led the effort to found a non-profit law firm…

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Manchester law firm goes into administration

Mar 5, 2013 Manchester-based law firm Calibre Solicitors (trading as Legal Gateway) has gone into administration, with the firm’s entire roster of 14 staff losing their jobs. The personal injury law firm suffered from poor…

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UK law school cuts staff

Feb 21, 2013 BPP University College is set to make around 40 staff redundancies, including layoffs in the law school. The UK tertiary institution is downsizing as it shifts back office functions to Manchester, including the…

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US summer associate numbers drop

Feb 12, 2013 A new report published by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) shows a drop in the summer associate recruitment figures in the fall of 2012, continuing a four year trend. The NALP report said: ‘Law…

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