Job Market

‘Keep Calm and Carry On’: US Legal Job Market Rebounds

Finally, there are some good news from the U.S. job market for lawyers. As the National Jurist reports: The legal job market improved for a third straight year, with 57 percent of the class of 2013 employed in long-term, full-time positions that require bar passage within 9 months of graduation. That is up from 56.2 percent for the class of 2012 and 54.9 percent for the class of 2011, according…read more →

What Courses Should (Harvard) Law Students Take?

What courses should law students take if they want to boost their employment chances? Three Harvard Law School professors have conducted a survey among 11 law firms that are historically the biggest employers of HLS graduates, asking what courses at Harvard students should take. The results are of interest both for Harvard LL.M. students (given that most of a Harvard LL.M. student’s program will be drawn from the regular Harvard…read more →

Jobs & JDs: Employment and Salaries of 2012 Law School Graduates

A new study finds that the U.S. law job market has begun to recover, although challenges remain ahead. U.S. law students who graduated in 2012 have found more jobs than graduates in the previous year. Yet, the legal job market remains tight. As a recently released report by The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) shows, law firms – particularly the large ones – have ramped up their hiring, resulting in…read more →

“Go-To Law Schools”

The latest annual ranking of “Go-To Law Schools” has been released. The National Law Journal has once more ranked the top 50 law schools by the percentage of 2011 J.D. graduates who took jobs at the largest U.S. law firms. The ranking does not relate to law firm hiring of LL.M. graduates but is nonetheless an interesting source of information for prospective LL.M. applicants. The top 10 schools are: 1…read more →

Law Firms that Hire Foreign-Trained LL.M. Students

Georgetown Law’s Graduate Career & Professional Development Services have compiled a useful list that contains a selection of law firms that include information on their websites about recruitment programs for foreign trained lawyers. They note that some of these law firms have specific recruiting programs for LL.M. students and others are included because they hired LL.M. candidates in the past. Among the firms on the list are Baker & McKenzie,…read more →

Career Paths of International LLM Students

What are the prospects of international law graduates who earn an LL.M. in the United States and are looking to use their degree as the foundation for a legal career in the United States? Professor Carole Silver of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law has recently published a very interesting Fordham Law Review article entitled “States Side Story: Career Paths of International LL.M. Students, or ‘I Like to Be…read more →

Am Law 100 Reporting on U.S. Law Firm Finances

Revenues and profits are up at top U.S. law firms. More importantly, law firms are adding to their head count. The dog days of mass layoffs at firms seem to be over and new jobs will be opening up. Seems like a good time to enter an LL.M. program for those interested in seeking employment in the United States. See here for the The American Lawyer‘s early Am Law 100…read more →

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