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First steps

>How to choose a law firm
Researching every firm to find the right fit for you would be madness. So here's how to start a shortlist.
>What are recruiters looking for?
You're facing a panel. What are they analysing? What signals are they looking for? What gets you there in the first place?
>On-campus interviews
We interview the interviewers to help guide you through the OCIs.
>Get your practice area right
Make sense of your options with reviews of 21 key practice areas.

The latest market data

The 2016 Salary Survey
Cravath announces a $20K pay rise for juniors... and the market gets in line
Diversity in BigLaw
This survey compares all firms on gender, ethnicity and LGBT figures.
Work/life and benefits data
Can you take actual vacation? Can you raise a family in BigLaw? Here's where to start with these big questions.
International prospects? Billable hours? Pro bono time? How many buddies will be joining you at happy hour?
The ranking tool that helps you begin shortlisting firms>>

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