LawJobsCenter.Blogspot.com – Law Jobs – Can it be right? Lawyers looking for less money? Yesterday, around 125 law students from some of the best law schools in America – think Yale, Harvard, Stanford et al – emailed the largest law firms in the country to not only announce their new organization – Law Students Buildings A Better Legal Profession – but to also outline what should be done to build a better environment for lawyers.
What the law students want is law firms to sign a charter for sane work conditions, including:
– Making concrete steps towards a transactional billing system;
– Reducing maximum billable hour expectations for partnership;
– Implementing balanced hours policies that work; and
– Making work expectations clear.