Chadbourne claims tax victory in Madoff case By The Lawyer 17 March 2009 20:29 13 December 2015 15:26 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 19 March 2009 at 16:01 Madoff It is standard practice that large law firms pre-allocate proportions of total available TC places between law and non-law grads (the ratios range from about 65:35 to 50:50 depending on firm). The non-law places are allocated earlier in the year due to SRA regs preventing law students from being interviewed until the September of their final year. Exactly the same number of non-law grads will start in the relevant S&M intake as would have done in any event. As one or two posters have noted, this article is nothing to do with bias, or perceived higher levels of quality from law grads. All that has happened is that S&M have seen enough outstanding candidates to fill their non-law quota for that intake in advance of the closing date so aren’t wasting applicants’ time….. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.