Question of the Week

Does your firm consider job candidates' law school pedigree? Does its approach result in good hires?


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Earlier this month, we noted how London-based law firm Clifford Chance has a “CV blind” policy that hides job candidates’ university information from those who conduct final interviews. The firm’s introduction of the policy last year led to a 28 percent increase of the number of schools from which it drew trainees.

Law firms’ obsession with pedigree is certainly a stateside phenomenon as well. So this week, we’d like to ask you: Does your firm consider job candidates’ law school pedigree? Does its approach result in good hires?

Answer in the comments.

Read the answers to last week’s question: Is the bar exam a valuable test of law grads? Or an unnecessary expense for them?

Featured answer:

Tweeted by D.E.S.: “I probably learned more actual, applicable law taking the exam than I did in law school.”

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