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Graduate jobs news: Corporate governance to boost law vacancies

Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2008   Category: Law

Corporate governance issues should lead to a growth in graduate jobs in the legal sector, a new survey indicates.

The study, conducted by Robert Half Legal, shows that 24 per cent of attorneys believe that the corporate and securities sector will offer the greatest number of job opportunities in the next ten years.

A further 21 per cent cited litigation as the area set to offer most growth.

Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, said: "A heightened focus on regulatory compliance issues should ensure that corporate and securities law will remain a top practice area in the future."

Though the study focuses on American lawyers, it may still have relevance to UK students considering graduate jobs.

Earlier this month, the Lawyer reported that Lewis Silkin is to offer trainee solicitors £32,000 a year, news which could be of interest to those looking for graduate jobs in the sector.

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