Posted by Laura Hosid at 8:34 AM
All class years
The American Lawyer, September 30, 2011
“Law students who spent summer 2011 as associates at some of
the nation's largest firms went into their jobs knowing the negative reputation
that life at such firms can have. They ended the season believing that
reputation isn't deserved—at least for the firms where they worked.
That's one of the conclusions to be drawn from The American
Lawyer’s annual Summer Associates Survey, which polled 3,656 students at 138
law firms. Among the survey's other main findings: This year's summers were
largely satisfied with the substantive quality of the work they were assigned,
annoyed that they didn't have job offers in hand by the time they returned to
school, and—in a possibly shameless display of enthusiasm—eager to work for a
longer stretch of the summer than the eight or ten weeks that most firms'
programs typically run.”
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