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10 Factors That Matter to Big Firms More Than Where You Went to Law School: Why the Law School You Went to Ultimately Does Not Matter as Much as You Think It Does to Major Law Firms

ByLaw.net, from Office
Managing Director
Summary: There are far more important factors law firms look at if you want to practice law for a long period of time with a good firm than the law school you went to.
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