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In 2011 consultant Bruce Mac­Ewen thought he had a solution to an intractable problem: finding the best law school graduates for firms without relying on the traditional rigid on-campus recruiting system. Inspired by the matching process used to place medical students in residencies, he and his business partner, Janet Stanton, created JD Match, a website that allows firms and students to rank their interest in each other and pairs students with the firm most likely to hire them. The site launched with great fanfare, earning praise from The Wall Street Journal and legal media outlets, who saw its potential to cut out the inefficiency in the current process.

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