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LeClairRyan merges with Houston firm

Aug 1, 2014 US national law firm LeClairRyan has merged with Houston-based firm Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering. The Hays McConn team includes 18 attorneys and 19 professional staff, with offices in Houston and Las Vegas. The…

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Moore Blatch sees profits drop after Jackson reforms

Jul 29, 2014 Southampton-based law firm Moore Blatch has recorded a sharp decline in profits in the last financial year, from £344,000 in 2012/13 to £133,000 in 2013/14. The firm’s equity spread also plummeted, with the bottom…

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US law school enrolments hit 40-year low

Jul 24, 2014 Applications US law schools are down 8 per cent, following even greater declines the two previous years, according to new data published by the Law School Admission Council. The total drop in applications since 2010…

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US Law Schools see admissions drop by 11%

Jul 9, 2014 US law schools admissions dropped 11 per cent last year to 39,675 first-year students, making 2013 the smallest incoming class since the 1970s. The Boston Globe cites figures from the Law School Admission Council to…

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BigLaw firms increase entry-level recruitment

Jun 25, 2014 BigLaw firms are increasing their entry-level recruitment to near pre-recession figures, but graduates looking to land a job in a large law firm face serious competition from lawyers that graduated in leaner times and…

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