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The law school bubble expands...

Aug 7, 2012 Commentators are now describing education debt as a bubble as the total debt for education in the US rises to more than $1 trillion - a greater figure than the total consumer credit card debt. Law students graduate…

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US legal services sector adds 4500 jobs in July

Aug 6, 2012 The number of jobs in the US legal services sector has increased by about 4,500 since July 2011, with the total number of jobs remaining steady at about 1.2 million since the beginning of the year. The US economy as…

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US law schools sweeten the deal for top students

Aug 3, 2012 Admission to law school is becoming an easier proposition as prospective students shy away from an expensive qualification in a poor job market. Law schools are working harder to attract high caliber students from a…

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A new hurdle for prospective barristers in the UK

Aug 3, 2012 The Bar Standards Board is poised to add a new hurdle for prospective barristers with the introduction of a compulsory aptitude test for the Bar Professional Training Course, starting this September. The new test is…

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US court approves bonuses for Dewey administrators

Jul 31, 2012 A US federal bankruptcy judge has approved a plan to award $700,000 in bonuses to the administrators working to wind down business at bankrupt firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. The court overruled the objections of the US Trustee,…

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Language skills a plus for lawyers

Jul 28, 2012 In a tough job market, lawyers might be wise to pick up Korean or Chinese language skills. Law firms are looking for lawyers with fluency in multiple languages because they are able to navigate global business deals…

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US graduate salaries fall by 5%

Jul 16, 2012 According to a survey by the Association for Legal Career Professionals, salaries for new law graduates in the US fell by 5 per cent between 2010 and 2011, dropping from $63,000 to $60,000. And the median wage for…

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Mid-tier firms drive legal jobs growth in Australia

Jul 11, 2012 Job growth in the Australian legal services market is primarily due to middle tier firms which, according to a survey by The Australian newspaper, have increased by 8 per cent this financial year. This rate of growth…

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US legal sector remains steady at 1.1 million jobs

Jul 9, 2012 The US legal services sector remained steady last month, with marginal gains of around 200 positions to reach 1.1 million jobs. Legal jobs have remained at around the same level since the start of this year, which is…

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Law schools increase practical training

Jul 9, 2012 Law schools are responding to the worsening job market by offering students more courses that teach practical skills, says a new survey conducted by the American Bar Association. The survey compares current curricula…

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Career advice for young lawyers set on partnership

Jul 2, 2012 Young lawyers face different career prospects to to what they might have imagined during law school, with growth slowed and opportunities for promotion to partnership diminishing. This article looks at the ways in which…

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