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Chambers Associate interviews legal stars to find out how they did it:


Gerald Shargel - Mafia Lawyer


Ira Lee Sorkin - Bernard Madoff's lawyer


Jerold Oshinsky - Chambers USA 'Lifetime Achievement Award' winner


John Rizzo - former chief CIA lawyer


Laura Wasser - Hollywood divorce star


Nancy Lieberman - top Wall Street attorney; Skadden's youngest-ever partner 


Roberta Kaplan - LGBT equality legend


Roberta Liebenberg - diversity champion


Thomas P. Sullivan - legendary former US Attorney and death penalty reformer


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Chambers Associate gives law students unparalleled insight into the leading law firms in the US




NEW: where to start your practice?

We assess the pros and cons of starting your career in each of the legal hubs in the US


Boston & New England


Chicago & The Midwest

New York & DC

The Pacific Northwest

The South East

Texas & The South




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Getting this right is crucial to your success and happiness as a lawyer. These expert guides give a frank account of lawyer life in 21 key areas.


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Get ready for BigLaw 


How to navigate the OCIs with confidence


Why and how to get on a clerkship ...or even a coveted SCOTUS clerkship


Meet the firms at job fairs. We select the best to attend


Pro bono: what's so good about it?




The alternatives to BigLaw 


Joining the growing small-firms market


Becoming a government lawyer


Becoming an in-house lawyer in a company


Public interest law

The New 2015/16 Guide




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The leading firms this year

The biggest...


… starting class in 2014: Skadden (149 juniors)


… cohort of associates: Latham (968)


… by international offices: Baker & McKenzie


… and US offices: DLA Piper


The best...


… starter salary in 2014-15: Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, at $167,850


… for pro bono: Jenner & Block, where attorneys average 175 hours


… for international opportunities early on: Linklaters


… reason for joining a firm: “Because it’s the best.” – Cravath Associate


The most diverse...


Crowell & Moring has the best record in BigLaw for hiring and keeping women, with 56.2% female associates


WilmerHale comes top for promoting women, with 26% female partners


Fish & Richardson comes top for ethnic diversity among associates, at 39%


White & Case is best at promoting ethnic minorities, which account for 23% of its partnership


Jenner & Block leads the pack for hiring LGBT associates, at 11.2%


Find out more about the legal community's progress and challenges in diversity



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