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

Market up but lawyers still cautious

Original article by Hannah Low
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 37 : 27-Jun-14

The Australian legal services market is beginning to recover from the effects of the global financial crisis. A survey of 35 law firms revealed that a net 550 new employees were hired in the six months from January 2014. The figures show that there is significant movement within the sector, with over 950 leaving and over 1,500 lawyers joining the firms. There were 97 internal partner promotions and 118 lateral appointments

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CLAYTON UTZ, HWL EBSWORTH PTY LTD, KING AND WOOD MALLESONS, ALLENS, MINTER ELLISON