Norton Rose, a 200 year old UK firm with over 1000 lawyers in 20 offices around the world, is considering scrapping its academic requirements for new hires in order to increase diversity.  How then to decide who to bring on board? 

Like a number of leading UK law firms, it will rely on aptitude and psychometric testing instead.  Lovells, CMS Cameron McKenna, Linklaters and Clifford Chance all already use some form of testing as part of their selection process. The approach is expected to be particularly effective in efforts to recruit international students who may not meet UK academic guidelines.