BigLaw Hiring Hits Dragging Down Entry-Level Chances: Prof

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT) -- BigLaw downsizing has claimed more than half of the legal industry's entry-level attorney jobs, even though major firms employ no more than 20 percent of any given graduating class, according to a recent paper published by University of North Carolina law professor Bernard Burk.

Entry-level hiring among smaller firms and public interest, academic and business employers has dropped about 5 percent due to the recession, Burk wrote. But hiring among law firms with 100 or more attorneys has tumbled by more than one-third and disrupted the...
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