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Winning Looks, Losing Job

The Catch-22 of Attractiveness in the Workplace Earlier we discussed the preferential treatment that attractive professionals receive when it comes to job interviews and compensation determinations in the post, What Have Looks Got to do With It? The inequality, we reported, disproportionately affected...

Class of 2010 and 2011 Law Grads Face a Tough Road to Finding Jobs

Another year of disappointment for Law School grads is predicted by the National Association for Law Placement. Not only will the class of 2010 have a difficult time, NALP predicts that the market for 2011 grads will also be "very compromised." NALP Executive Director Jim Leipold told US...

Getting the Job: Using LexisNexis to Secure Employment

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A New Type of In-House Lawyer

Michael Holston, formerly an outside counsel to Hewlett-Packard (HP) from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, has been credited with “shaking-up” HP’s law department since his appointment as general counsel three years ago. In many ways, he has made his 400-member law department look and act...

As the Job Market Recovers, Be Sure You are Ahead of the Game

Use These Tips to Land a Great Job in 2011! Martindale-Hubbell Careers can help you land your dream job in 2011. Hiring is turning around so if you've been thinking about a new job now is the time to get serious. Here's how you can stand out from the crowd. 1. Make sure your resume...

Concerns for 2Ls About BigLaw Careers

By going to a firm, I feel that I'm giving in not just as a person interested in social justice, but also as a woman. In a study of race and gender inequality at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Lani Guinier et. al. note that among the law school class they surveyed, between 25 and 33%...

Is Big Law For Me?

Perhaps even more disturbing than quickly realizing that my decision to go to Big Law was the wrong one, is the thought of spending several years in the professional blissfully unaware of any issues until I bang my head against the glass ceiling. My conception of the glass ceiling became much more real...

Female Lawyers: Career Track or Inevitable Mommies & Should It Matter?

Last week, Vault's CSR editor Aman Singh covered Glencore Chairman Simon Murray's recent comments about hiring women-which he later retracted and apologized for-including this gem: Do you think that means when I rush out, what I'm absolutely desperate to have is young women who are about...

Legal Hiring Looking Up

An increase in attorney hiring during April is just one of the recent signs of improvement in the legal industry. Now there are reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission has so many openings it is turning to a recruiter to fill positions. The Am Law Daily reports that although it is rare for...