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Law Firms

Working in Law Firms

More lawyers work in law firms than in any other sector of legal practice. According to the National Association for Law Placement’s national statistics, around 55% of all law school graduates start their legal careers in law firms. Law firm practice is also a very popular job choice at YLS. As reflected in our employment statistics, many of our students work for law firms for the summer and after graduation.

Use the subsections of this site to learn more about law firm practice.

Exploring the Law Firm Path

Practice Settings

Practice Settings

How size, locations and practice areas influence the law firm environment.

Assessing Law Firms

Assessing Law Firms

How to assess law firms on its culture, clients, compensation and beyond

Getting Hired

Getting Hired

The hiring process generally

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Alumni Narratives Focused on Law Firms