Graduates of top law schools look past law firms for jobs

12/20/2011 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Data from the University of Chicago and Northwestern University reveal that tough economic conditions have affected graduates from even top law schools, as the percentage of graduates taking jobs with law firms declined in 2010. "There's going to be some modest increase in hiring, but not as high as it's been historically, because turnover is low and there's general softness in the demand for legal services," said Brad Keck of Mayer Brown.

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