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University of South Dakota School of Law

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Law schools and the changing legal job market

Via our colleagues at TaxProf, this piece by William Henderson (Indiana-Bloomington), looking at how changes in law practice will affect the historically credential-heavy recruitment of young lawyers.

It's an interesting piece, and I agree with much of what he's talking about.  The key to getting a job in this market is to be the kind of young lawyer that clients want to hire.  Clients are much less interested in credentials, and much more interested in expertise and communications skills, than the law firm hiring partners have been.  Lawyers who have clients have much less trouble getting jobs than lawyers without clients.

The whole article is here.

FGS

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