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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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Brigham Young University tops best value list

Sep 18, 2013 A ranking of the best-value private law schools puts Brigham Young University at the top of the list. National Jurist’s best-value rankings are based on tuition, debt, cost of living, percentage of employed grads and…

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Kirkland tops ranking for law firm value

Dec 12, 2012 American Lawyer has created a ranking of 100 top valued firms - a difficult task without having access to the financial records of the firms. The results are somewhat surprising, since the firms at the top of the…

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Survey shows tough competition among US law firms

Nov 5, 2012 A new survey by BTI Consulting Group shows that growth in revenue is the top priority for law firms in the coming year, while corporate spending on legal services in the US has a compound annual growth rate of just 1.6…

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'Tesco Law' begins in England and Wales

Oct 6, 2011 The much anticipated reform to the Legal Services Act has come into force in England and Wales, under which banks and supermarkets are now able to sell consumer legal services. The changes are intended to encourage…

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Law firms add value to junior associates

Aug 24, 2011 Law firms are responding to Junior lawyers have long been a profit center for large law firms, charged out to clients at hundreds of dollars an hour. But with clients demanding better value for their money and adopting…

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The future of associate pay

Nov 3, 2010 Before the recession, graduate starting salaries grew at a rate that considerably outstripped inflation. When the demand for legal services dropped, law firms moved to protect partner profits by laying off staff,…

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Rankings for best value law schools in the US

Aug 18, 2010 The National Jurist has named the 60 best value law schools in its preLaw magazine. These rankings represent a departure from other lists because they do not focus upon prestige. Instead, schools are tested against four…

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The Skinny on Flat Fees

Jul 25, 2008 'Value pricing' requires managing a new way. Some attorneys claim it really is possible to make more money while charging less. The secret lies in vastly improved work efficiency.

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