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Friday, August 28, 2009

Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn

The economy continues to impact the traditional large law firm hiring cycle:

A NY Times article focuses on 2Ls waiting for the chance to interview in the fall: Some famous firms have stopped interviewing at Yale...
Gerry Shih, Downturn Dims Prospects Even at Top Law Schools, NYT 8/25/09

There have also been reports of delays of offers to those students who were fortunate enough to have a summer associate position in 2009.
Gana Passarella, Please Continue to Hold...Your Career will be Determined by the First Available Agent (published in the Legal Intelligencer) 8/27/09