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Law students 'optimistic over graduate job prospects'

Published: Tuesday, 13 July 2010   Category: Law

Despite the uncertainty continuing to surround the graduate job market within the UK, a majority of law students are relatively optimistic that they will succeed in landing a top job once they finish university.

That is according to a poll of students conducted at the summer party of the Lawyer magazine's sister publication Lawyer 2B, which focuses on providing careers advice for those looking to enter the profession.

Of those polled at the event, a significant proportion expressed their optimism that job prospects are looking up, though they admitted that a candidate still needs to stand out from the crowd in order to get a place on a graduate training scheme within the legal sector.

"I think for the right candidates there are jobs out there and things seem to be picking up," commented Marcus Coates-Walker, president of the Cardiff Law Society.

"It's also been a help that law firms didn't react to the recession like other industries did and dramatically cut their graduate recruitment programmes."

At the start of this month, Deloitte announced plans to fill more than 1,100 graduate jobs within the next 12 months.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19886974-ADNFCR

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