Survey Says That, Anxieties Aside, Nearly All Am Law Summer Associate Stints Yielded Job Offers

, The Am Law Daily

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Worries about the future of their chosen profession notwithstanding, nearly every second-year law student who spent the summer of 2012 at one of 21 large law firms polled by The Am Law Daily wound up being offered full-time employment.

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  • guest

    @Tony: "Moreover, I'd be interested to see how many of these students are in CA, where bar exam results are released just before December--hard to begin a job as an Associate in the fall if you don't have a bar license yet!"

    Uh, this happens at every big law firm in California every year.

  • Tony

    I'd like to see where these 2Ls are graduating from. The reality is that 1,361 students is a fraction of the number of graduates entering the field. And we all know that the hiring freeze hasn't hit the top 20 or so law schools in the country even remotely as hard as the rest. These top firms hire from the top schools, and elitism in the law is perpetuated. Moreover, I'd be interested to see how many of these students are in CA, where bar exam results are released just before December--hard to begin a job as an Associate in the fall if you don't have a bar license yet!

    This type of survey in its vague rosiness is the type of information that leads students into law school with the idea that jobs are bountiful. Something a little more realistic would be helpful.

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