Above The Law has posted a list of firms that have offered jobs to 100 per cent of summer associates, readying themselves to start naming and shaming those firms that give lower-than-average offer rates. The article
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The American Bar Association has come under heavy criticism for failing to ensure that law schools report an accurate picture of the job prospects for graduates. Now the Section on Legal Education and Admission to the
Law schools have been putting pressure on US law firms to begin recruitment in August, months ahead of the regular schedule, in order to give the edge to their students in the competition for jobs at the biggest firms.
UK traineee retention figures are all over the map, with some firms offering places to their entire trainee group while others announce that their trainees will be left out in the cold this recruitment season. New
Law graduates in the US state of Nevada face a tough job market and declining pay, according to reports. The State Bar of Nevada has published a survey showing that base salary for those with less than five years of
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has released new figures showing that the legal industry shed 2,600 jobs this month. This result represents the fourth month this year during which the legal sector saw jobs
Slaughter and May has offered a job to all of itsTrainee retention figures are finding their way out into the light of day, and some of the results are less than pretty.
The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) has reported that recent graduates are earning less than their predecessors. The new NALP study shows that the median salary for the class of 2010 in full-time jobs as of
A recent study that compared the number of people passing the state bar exams with an estimate of job openings in the same year shows that New York has the largest surplus of unemployed lawyers. Consulting firm
Three US law schools have announced plans to cut down their class sizes in response to the tough job market for qualified lawyers. Creighton University School of Law in Nebraska, and Touro Law Center and Albany Law
Proskauer Rose, the class of 2011 isThe effects of the recession are still being felt by law school graduates, with many firms still deferring their incoming classes. At
Here is an interesting article on law graduates that deal with the tough job market in the legal services industry by striking out on their own – launching new firms. The article looks at Damon Chetson, who graduated
There is interesting coverage in the Wall Street Journal on the creation of a ‘third tier’ of legal practitioners in the US: temp or contract attorneys that perform document review work. Increased client concern
The National Association for Legal Career Professionals (‘NALP’) has reported that only 68.4 per cent of 2010 law school graduates were able to land a job requiring that they pass the bar exam, the lowest percentage
The Peking University School of Transnational Law is running into difficulty as it seeks to gain accreditation by the American Bar Association. Accreditation by the ABA would allow the school’s mostly Chinese graduates