Training and education: The talent grab
Despite a broad move towards widening participation, entry into the legal profession is a long way from being a level playing field. A demand for intelligent high-performers inherently pushes law firms towards recruiting from leading institutions, so despite their best efforts at broadening access it may be of limited surprise that half of the trainees recruited at City firms over the last two years went to one of the UK's top 10 universities.
The legal recruitment pool is slowly getting bigger, with firms beginning to embrace trainee intakes from a number of universities. But has it gone far enough? Friederike Heine reports
This premium content is reserved for
Legal Week Subscribers.
Subscribe today and get 10% off.
A PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION PROVIDES:
- Trusted insight, news and analysis from the UK and across the globe
- Connections to senior business lawyers within the leading law firms and legal departments
- Unique access to ALM's unrivalled, market-leading reporting in the US and Asia and cutting-edge research, including Legal Week's UK Top 50 and Global 100 rankings
- The Legal Week Daily News Alert, Editor's Highlights, and Breaking News digital newsletters and more, plus a choice of over 70 ALM newsletters
- Optimized access on all of your devices: desktop, tablet and mobile
- Complete access to the site's full archive of more than 56,000 articles
Already have an account? Sign In Now
For enterprise-wide or corporate enquiries, please contact Paul Reeves on Preeves@alm.com or call on +44 (0) 203 875 0651