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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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Job prospects still poor for law graduates

Apr 9, 2014 Job prospects are still tough for law school graduates, according to new figures released by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Fifty-seven percent of all 2013 law school graduates were…

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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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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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Indian LPO firms continue to flourish

Jul 5, 2013 Legal process outsourcing has been a hugely successful addition to the Indian economy, and is expected to earn more than US$1 billion in 2014. Legal professionals working for US and UK law firms to do simple tasks…

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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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NLJ survey shows marginal growth at top US firms

Jun 13, 2013 The National Law Journal’s annual survey of the biggest US law firms shows a small amount of growth over the past year. The survey, which looks at data from the 350 largest law firms in the US, recorded overall growth…

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New US law school accreditation standards proposed

May 9, 2013 US law schools may soon be subject to more stringent accreditation standards. The proposed standard - which saw approval in committee - would require law schools to show that 80 percent of its graduates who sat for the…

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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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Law school application numbers head south

Feb 5, 2013 The number of people applying for entry into law school in the US is heading for a 30-year low, according to a report released by the Law School Admission Council. There were just 30,000 applicants for the fall…

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Japanese lawyers move in-house

Jan 31, 2013 The Japan Federation of Bar Associations has reported that 770 of the Japanese-qualified lawyers known as bengoshi are now in in-house positions, up from 64 in 2001. Bengoshi are those represented to represent clients in…

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