n Without Prejudice - Achieving the first step - securing articles : student feature

Volume 15, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Law has always been a respected profession, and popular shows like Suits have also projected it as a glamourous one. Whether as a result of this or not, in recent years universities have produced an ever increasing number of legal graduates. The legal industry growth has not followed with the global economic downturn and, as a result, securing articles at atop tier law firm has become increasingly competitive. International firms in South Africa, like Fasken Martineau, can receive over 500 applications for articles each year, while candidate attorney classes vary from about five to 30 depending on the size of the office. Below is a list of 10 aspects you can focus on to maximize your chances of getting a position in the firm of your choice.

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