Career dreams dashed as graduate oversupply worsens

Original article by Marianna Papadakis
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 32 : 20-Mar-15

There are not enough positions for Australian law graduate, and many of them are forced to work in other sectors. As law schools are producing too many graduates, they have started to promote law as a generalist qualification which does not necessarily lead to a career in law. Amanda Cutajar, the head of the Australian division of human resources at DLA Piper, says law firms are now in a comfortable situation of being able to be quite selective in recruitment

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DLA PIPER, GADENS LAWYERS, ASHURST AUSTRALIA, KING AND WOOD MALLESONS

Law graduates undeterred by dire job hopes

Original article by Marianna Papadakis, Edmund Tadros
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 32 : 27-Feb-15

The latest Australian Law Students Survey has highlighted the challenging job market for law graduates. The Survive Law website’s survey found that 33 per cent of law students are not confident that they will gain a job after graduating, while more than 50 per cent say that universities should offer greater assistance in searching for jobs. In addition, more than 50 per cent of law students indicated their desire to practice law after graduating

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SURVIVE LAW, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Survey paints a dire picture

Original article by Edmund Tadros
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 33 : 20-Feb-15

A survey by the Survive Law website shows that stress is a major issue for most Australian law students. The online survey found that nearly 50 per cent of respondents had contemplated quitting their degree due to stress. Kat Crossley, the website’s editor, notes that the limited job opportunities for law graduates is also a major issue. Melbourne Law School dean Carolyn Evans adds that the challenging graduate job market is an issue for all university students

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SURVIVE LAW, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE. LAW SCHOOL, COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIAN LAW DEANS, UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIAN LAW STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION