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DS Smith loses GC to Merlin Entertainments

Apr 25, 2016 Shipping company DS Smith's general counsel, Matt Jowett, is stepping into the role of legal chief at British attraction and theme park company Merlin Entertainments. Jowett will replace Colin Armstrong, an

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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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'Best Value' US law schools ranked

Jun 18, 2014 The National Jurist has published its eighth annual ranking of the US law schools offering the “Best Value” to law students. The ranking takes into account a law school’s tuition costs (weighted 25 percent),…

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The expansion of the category of 'other' lawyers

Jun 15, 2014 The legal job market may be tough at the moment, but leading US law firms are seeing the growth in the ranks of at least one category of lawyers: ‘other’ attorneys. The designation as ‘other’ means that they are…

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US legal industry added 700 jobs in March

Apr 11, 2014 The US legal industry added 700 jobs in March, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.   The revised jobs data for the month of February shows that hiring in the legal industry remained flat in that…

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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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US summer associates see good job offer rates

Feb 28, 2014 Finally some good news for US law students: the job offer rate for students that did a summer associateship in 2013 is nearly as high as it was before the financial crisis. The offer rate for those students was…

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