Hunton & Williams

Posted on 21 March 2009

PRO BONO Top five offices Richmond, Va Hq | Washington, D.C. | Atlanta | New York | Dallas Total attorneys 850 Major departments/practices Corporate/Finance | Litigation First-year salary $100,000 2001 summer associates 51* 2001 fall first-years 128* Who to call Christine Tracey, Legal Recruiting Manager, 212-309-1217 Web site hunton.com At many firms, the pro bono [...]

Morrison & Foerster

Posted on 20 March 2009

GENDER EQUALITY Top five offices San Francisco Hq | New York | Los Angeles | Palo Alto, Ca | Washington, D.C. Total attorneys 984 Major departments/practices Corporate | Litigation | Environmental Intellectual Property First-year salary $125,000 2001 summer associates 130 2001 fall first-years 89 Who to call Jane Cooperman, Senior Recruiting Manager, 415-268-7665 Web site [...]

Shaw Pittman

Posted on 19 March 2009

TECHNOLOGY Top five offices Washington, D.C. Hq | New York | McLean, Va | London | Los Angeles Total attorneys 473 Major departments/practices Technology/Outsourcing | Regulatory First-year salary $125,000 2001 summer associates 48 2001 fall first-years 27 Who to call Kathy Kelly, chief recruiting officer, 202-663-8394 Web site http://www.pillsburylaw.com/ Sure, there are firms more closely [...]

Davis Wright Tremaine

Posted on 16 March 2009

LOCATION Top five offices Seattle Hq | Portland | Bellevue, Wa | San Francisco | Los Angeles Total attorneys 412 93 in Portland Major departments/practices Corporate/Finance | Litigation | Environmental | Employment First-year salary $85,000 2001 summer associates 26 7 in Portland 2001 fall first-years 21 7 in Portland Who to call Leslie Dustin, Recruiting [...]

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Posted on 15 March 2009

RESULTS Offices New York Total attorneys 187 Major departments/practices Corporate/M&A | Complex Commercial Litigation First-year pay $140,000 2001 summer associates 24 2001 fall first-years 7 Who to call Ruth Ivey, Recruiting Director, 212-403-1374 Web site Wlrk.Com If your bottom line is the bottom line-that is, if your main concern is pure, unadulterated excellence-consider Wachtell, Lipton. [...]

Arnold & Porter

Posted on 13 March 2009

DIVERSITY Arnold & Porter Top five offices Washington, D.C. Hq | New York | Los Angeles | Denver | London Total attorneys 662 Major departments/practices Corporate/Finance | Regulatory | Litigation | Intellectual Property First-year salary $125,000 2001 summer associates 105 2001 fall first-years 105 Who to call Lisa Pavia, Attorney Recruitment Manager, 202-942-5059 Web site [...]

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Posted on 11 March 2009

GLOBAL PRESENCE Top five offices New York Hq | London | Menlo Park, Ca | Hong Kong | Tokyo Total attorneys 656 Major departments/practices Corporate | Tax | Litigation First-year salary $125,000 2001 summer associates 102 2001 fall first-years 95 Who to call Bonnie Hurry, Director of Recruiting and Legal Staff Services, 212-450-4143 Web site [...]

Faegre & Benson

Posted on 10 March 2009

WORK/LIFE BALANCE Faegre & Benson Top five offices Minneapolis Hq | Denver | Boulder | Frankfurt | Des Moines Total attorneys 442 Major departments/practices Corporate/M&A | Restructuring | Litigation First-year salary $90,000 2001 summer associates 47 2001 fall first-years 25 Who to call Joanne Jaensch, Director of Legal Personnel Services, 612-766-7000 Web site faegre.com Shocking [...]

Smart Firms

Posted on 09 March 2009

Which firms stand out when it comes to work-life balance? Global presence? Diversity? Technology? Herewith, a guide to firms that excel in particular areas. One of them might be right for you. A cynic may ask: What, pray tell, is a “smart firm”? One that employs only card-carrying Mensa members? Or embeds client-seeking microchips in [...]

Dr. of Law: Crib Notes

Posted on 07 March 2009

Having trouble getting a good night’s sleep? Strategies for slumber that don’t involve counting sheep. Q: Many nights, I’m exhausted but I can’t sleep. Either I can’t nod off at all, or I wake up in the middle of the night, my mind reeling with torts. Any advice? A: Have you tried repeated viewings of [...]

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Career

Legal Specialties

Posted on 05 October 2008

The following are summaries of the main specialties in legal work. There are many more sub-divisions within these specialties that may be of interest to you. For example, tax law, real estate law, labor relations law, immigration law, and intellectual property law often involve various aspects of these main specialties. Corporate law In the world [...]

Discovery

Hunton & Williams

Posted on 21 March 2009

PRO BONO Top five offices Richmond, Va Hq | Washington, D.C. | Atlanta | New York | Dallas Total attorneys 850 Major departments/practices Corporate/Finance | Litigation First-year salary $100,000 2001 summer associates 51* 2001 fall first-years 128* Who to call Christine Tracey, Legal Recruiting Manager, 212-309-1217 Web site hunton.com At many firms, the pro bono [...]

Features

How to Become a Talking Head: TV Guide

Posted on 16 October 2008

Want to become a legal analyst for network television? Follow these rules. And always, always say yes to makeup. Andrew Cohen knows he has a lawyer’s dream job: CBS News legal analyst. When the U.S. Supreme Court decided the presidential election, the Tiffany network sent Cohen to the marble steps. Ditto for the trial of [...]

In Every Issue

Law School Rankings

Posted on 03 October 2008

There are several commercial websites that rank American Bar Association approved law schools. You might also find national and regional rankings in magazines, newspapers, or on television. The most prominent website is hosted by U.S. News & World Report Inc and ranks the top fifty American law schools according to criteria established by its editors. [...]

Intelligence

Working with a Legal Recruiter: Happy Hunting

Posted on 06 March 2009

A good headhunter can help you make a wise lateral move. Here’s how. Stewart Marks wasn’t unhappy with his job when a headhunter from New York City’s Howard-Sloan Legal Search called him in March 1999. But Marks went ahead and took the call. A fourth-year corporate associate at a Los Angeles–based firm, Marks had been [...]

Law Education

LSAT Strategies for the Multiple Choice Sections

Posted on 10 October 2008

1. Order Questions for Answering Although you can only work on one section at a time, you are not required to answer questions in the order that they are given. In fact, it is to your advantage to plan the order in which you will answer the test questions. You can optimize your score by [...]

The Life

The Handy Do’s And Don’ts You Never Knew About Your Personal Injury Claim

Posted on 29 May 2013

If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, the law allows you to claim redress against the responsible party. However, as with the majority of legal processes, making a personal injury claim can be long and complicated. Without the right knowledge and legal advice you could be acting in a manner that’s [...]