The workload for summer associates is changing: fewer happy hours and less make-work. Today, summer associates act more like real lawyers, from researching a jurisdictional question to finding case law to support a motion for summary judgment to be filed in a few days. And the change was requested from the students themselves, who, in a tighter job market, want the exposure to the real legal world so they can land a permanent job later.
This Summer, It's Real
June 13, 2005