Business of Law Panel Discussion

John and Frances Angelos Law Center
AL 102

Business of Law Panel Discussion

The law is a profession, but it is also a highly competitive $300+ billion industry. As a junior associate in a law firm, your day-to-day professional life is deeply shaped by the business structure of your law firm. Get answers to important questions, such as: How does law firm partnership work and what is the difference between equity and income partners? What are the advantages and disadvantages of billable hours, contingency fees, and alternative fee structures? What goes into making partner at a law firm?

Get an insider’s overview of the business of law, and how law firm economics impacts work cultures, work-life balance, and associate hiring practices. Additionally, get concrete advice for interviewing for summer and entry-level associate programs. 


  • Thomasina E. Poirot, Counsel, Venable LLP
  • Matthew C. Nelson, Associate, Tydings & Rosenberg LLP

Attendance counts toward your professionalism certificate program requirement.

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