NALP Releases its "Perspectives on Fall 2008 Law School Recruiting"
a dramatic decline in available 2L summer associate
positions from 2007 to 2008.
"The median number of offers to 2Ls for summer associate
positions at firms of all sizes fell from 15 in the fall of 2007
to 10 in the fall of 2008. The decline was even steeper at firms
with 700 or more attorneys, where the median number of
summer associate offers fell from 30 in 2007 to 18.5 in 2008.
Additionally, fewer callback interviews yielded summer
associate offers in 2008. In recent years, about 60% of
callback interviews led to summer associate offers.
Last fall, however, only 47% of callback interviews led to
A synopsis of the report appears in the National
Law Journal of 2/25/2009.