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Diversity scheme aims to change things…

The debate around (lack of) diversity within law firms has taken a new turn with a big list of major firms signing up to a new scheme called Prime, launched on the 10th September.

Addleshaw Goddard, Allen & Overy, Arthur Cox, Ashurst, Blake Lapthorn, Brodies, Clifford Chance, CMS Cameron McKenna, Dickinson Dees, DLA Piper, Dundas & Wilson, Eversheds, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters, Maclay, Murray & Spens, McGrigors, Norton Rose, Pinsent Masons, Shepherd & Wedderburn, Slaughter and May and Trowers & Hamlins have all got involved.

What will this actually mean though?

Firms are committed to offering 30-35 hours of meaningful work experience (so not just slaving over a photocopier) and also to remain in contact after the work experience has ended.

Read longer post from LSE careers blogger, Judith Baines.

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