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Above the Law: How the pandemic breathed life back into law schools

James Goodnow, currently studying for Masters in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School shares his insights on why law school applications went up during coronavirus pandemic and what does it mean. “The thing about booms and busts is, for all the thrash and volatility around them, the fundamentals of our industry still hold true,” he writes. “To law firm leaders, I’d urge caution and common sense. Don’t go hiring associates if you view them as expendable if demand decreases tomorrow. If you treat lawyers like commodities, it will catch up with you; your firm will pay a price. Find your needs, fill them with good candidates, and then commit to helping those candidates grow into tomorrow’s profitable partners.”

Read the full article [abovethelaw.com]