International Law Firms and Their Nonsensical Recruitment Policies

16 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2018

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Magdalena Laskowska

Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas

Date Written: January 15, 2018


It is the common misconception that top students from top law schools necessarily get the most lucrative contracts, and that they are lionized by headhunters. There is tremendous propaganda in the legal profession as regards the recruitment and retention of top lawyers, and there is a great deal of fake law firm management expertise and misguided opinions that aspire to be scientific but which have nothing to do with any rigorous approach. In my paper, I am also pondering under what conditions a world-class team of lawyers can be built.

Keywords: international law firms, recruitment, human resources, top lawyers

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Laskowska, Magdalena, International Law Firms and Their Nonsensical Recruitment Policies (January 15, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Magdalena Laskowska (Contact Author)

Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas ( email )

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Paris cedex 06, 75231

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