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Law school graduates are increasingly required to deliver great results for employers from the start

Firms want graduates with the requisite skills

Case study-based learning, work clinics and joint business programmes give students the real-life experience they need to start work

Tougher job hunting for graduates is ‘the new normal’

Institutions are working with their students to give them the skills they need to find jobs, although firms still have to compete for the brightest

FT’s sixth annual listing of LLM programmes

The 2013 listing outlines Master of Laws degrees offered by 85 of the world’s top law schools

King’s College focuses on transnational law

New dean, new premises and £40m in the bank open up opportunities

Columbia Law School dean David Schizer

Columbia programme links law and business

Joint JD/MBA brings legal teaching to the topic of national security

Patent wars fuel growth in IP law jobs

Specialised law school modules give graduates the necessary skills

Elizabeth Youngkin

Duke law school favours hands-on approach

Elizabeth Youngkin explains how the programme has helped her

the library and learning centre of the Vienna University of Economics and Business, due for completion in 2013, has been designed by Zaha Hadid

Breaking down the boundaries of business and law

Commercial law has traditionally been about setting up companies rather than making business decisions, a factor that schools are looking to change, writes Della Bradshaw

student in a classroom

International law: Legal studies in a globalised era

Breaking students’ national mindsets will broaden their legal reasoning, writes Adam Palin