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One Gets Oats, the Other Gets Only Hay

At Well-Paying Law Firms, A Low Paid Corner reports on “in-sourcing,” the growing practice of big law firms hiring “career associates” or “permanent associates,” full-time non-partner-track lawyers staffing offices in places like Wheeling, West Virginia and Dayton, Ohio.  They do … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust

A friend’s daughter just announced that she is voluntarily leaving her position as a Big Law fourth-year associate to join a smaller litigation firm.  I won’t name the firm she is leaving but it always appears on lists of the … Continue reading

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Be Real

Recently a blog reader suggested, after reading Considering Law School?, that I am down on law school.  I’ve thought about her observation quite a bit.  I don’t think my thoughts about becoming a lawyer have changed much in the past … Continue reading

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Considering Law School?

Lock the Law School Doors argues in favor of reining in law school admissions: As firms begin an industrywide overhaul, which has entailed slashing jobs and reconsidering hidebound inefficiencies like the lockstep salary, students will compete for half as many … Continue reading

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No Bell

The recession has whacked salaries of associates of big law firms, but has not reduced the disparity in starting associate salaries according to Study Shows Sharp Disparities in Law Associate Compensation.  The study is based on 2008 starting salaries.  Since … Continue reading

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State of the Profession

Everyone knows that the legal job market is brutal.  Firms have laid off thousands of associates and staff, cut back on new hires and summer associate programs, diverted incoming associates to public-service positions, and deferred new-hire start dates.  New York-based … Continue reading

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Grim Career News: One-Stop Shopping

I have keen interest in the job market for recent law graduates.  My oldest son is looking for a position after his current judicial clerkship ends next fall and a 3L friend is gingerly holding a permanent Big Law job … Continue reading

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