Why the Job Market is Changing

The traditional big firm hiring model -- focused on law school pedigree and grades -- does a poor job of selecting candidates who will succeed in today's legal marketplace. That could mean a dramatic shift in the near future away from the most prestigious law schools.

The law firm world that we have all known is changing, fueled by new economic realities. Law firms are beginning to adapt to a new reality. And that makes it hard for law students to understand the part they care about the most - the entry-level hiring marker.

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