As the summer internship recruitment process draws to a close, hiring managers point to a shift in the mix of character traits and skills that define successful candidates. Academic credentials remain important, but
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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,
UK Law firms have started hiring non-executive directors to bring in outside expertise ahead of legislative changes that will impose tougher standards of corporate governance. Anna Ponton and Stuart Morton, who head
Fifty-one per cent of law firm recruiting and professional development departments lost staffers as a result of job cuts since 2008, according to a new survey by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP).
During the recession law school increased in popularity, with the number of LSAT takers climbing 20.5 per cent between 2007 and 2009, and law schools seeing more applications than ever before. But now many current or
2010 was another tough year for summer associates, with many firms reducing the size of their summer intake, cutting the length of their summer programs, or doing away with the program all together. On the bright
Facebook is often regarded as a poor tool for law firm recruitment, with graduates preferring to maintain a division between their professional and personal lives. But a number of firms are turning to other social
Diversity efforts by US law firms have stalled, according to new data from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and Vault.com. The 2009 summer intake had the lowest percentage of minority students in three
A new report from recruitment firm Robert Half Legal suggests that many firms are planning to hire in the fourth quarter. The report finds that 29 per cent of lawyers interviewed plan to add legal jobs, while 6 per cent
Sidley & Austin’s Washington DC office. Karen Popp, the DC hiring partner for the firm, has indicated that an aggressive competitive behaviourCut-throat lawyers need not apply
Norton Rose has had problems getting work visas for new interns and trainees under a new UK immigration cap. Firms have been given lower quotas for the work permits that enable
37.7% choose law firms, 20.9 % choose in-house and 9.8 % choose lit: Career paths of NLSIU, NALSAR and NUJS graduates
Recruitment time in law schools is always a time for speculation as to who amongst the class is going to bag the top slots and a top-paying job.
Clifford Chance senses impending market recovery: they have reopened the recruitment process for the 2011 trainee intake. The firm sent an email to students at theMethinks
According to new research carried out by LegalWeek, over a third of the trainees joining the UK ‘magic circle’ firms over the last two years have studied at either Oxford or Cambridge university. Over the four