Law firms lose lustre as students mull alternative career options
Decreasing numbers of law students want to work in a law firm when they graduate, according to a major new Legal Week research project, as the difficulty in securing a training contract continues to hit the aspirations of would-be lawyers. Legal Week Intelligence's annual Law Student Report, which this year surveyed more than 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate law students, found just 60% of undergraduate law students want to pursue a career as a solicitor, with the proportion declining from 80% in 2010.
Allen & Overy, Macfarlanes, Irwin Mitchell lead as 3,000 students polled
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