Associate-hungry law firms are salivating over top schools' law students, but a faction of students are rejecting big firms' advances for what they say are more meaningful summer jobs. Although the majority of graduates continue to take jobs in the private sector, the percentage of jobs at private firms -- particularly large ones -- has declined. "Many students are concerned about increasing billable-hour expectations and high attrition rates at large law firms," says Stanford student Andrew Canter.
Interest in Summer Jobs at Top Firms Cools Down
The National Law Journal
May 21, 2007