Bloomberg Law
April 21, 2021, 9:01 AM

ANALYSIS: Should New Attorneys Look for In-House Openings First?

Karen Miller-Kuwana
Karen Miller-Kuwana
Legal Analyst

Most law students do not consider beginning their careers within an in-house legal department, instead opting for law firm positions. But perhaps this preference for law firms over in-house should be reconsidered.

After all, results from Bloomberg Law’s Attorney Workload and Hours Survey show that junior attorneys tend to fare better in corporate legal departments than in law firms from a well-being perspective, reporting higher job satisfactions and lower burnout rates.

While entry-level in-house positions are few and far between, there are ways that interested students can set themselves apart, thereby increasing their chances of landing one of these limited ...

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