OCIs are just around the corner. Here's a round-up of 10 essential pieces of advice we've heard from senior recruiting sources and associates at law firms this year...
Happier lawyers are found in niche practice areas, says our 2016 survey, which puts White Collar Crime at the top.
Steady market growth is the headline, but that's not the story for everyone in our 2016 hiring survey...
Every associate we interviewed this year gave us a rating for how happy they were and how stressed they were in their firms. We’ve crunched the results for you…
The 2016-17 edition of Chambers Associate is now online, with the latest insider experiences and tips from the leading law firms.
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>How to choose a law firmResearching 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 interviewsWe interview the interviewers to help guide you through the OCIs.>Get your practice area rightMake sense of your options with reviews of 21 key practice areas.
The 2016 Salary SurveyCravath announces a $20K pay rise for juniors... and the market gets in lineDiversity in BigLawThis survey compares all firms on gender, ethnicity and LGBT figures.Work/life and benefits dataCan 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>>
A lot of firms dip their toes in cross-border work; magic circle firm Freshfields is positively drenched in an “international feel and culture.”
Stellar mentoring lays firm foundations for associates at this established New York institution.
Tough-as-nails Skadden provides the perfect setup for hard-working associates to blossom.
Two-thirds of White & Case's lawyers working outside of the US tells you just how international this New Yorker is...
Prestigious Cleary is 70 years old in 2016 but still redefining what it means to be a junior associate.
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