Last summer, law student Will Birnie got a taste of plaintiffs work and, he hopes, a step closer to a job. As one of four students selected by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association for a diversity fellowhip, Birnie spent 10 weeks working for three well-known personal injury firms. Shaana Rahman, co-chair of the SFTLA diversity committee, said that although openings at plaintiffs firms are limited because the shops tend to stay lean, there is reason for fellows to hope that they have a better chance.
Seeding the Plaintiffs Bar With New Graduates
March 11, 2009