With their on-campus interviews largely wrapped up, law firms are sorting through resumes to choose the select few who will get offers to fill the diminishing number of summer associate slots. Exactly how reduced firm hiring will be is unclear. Students are largely realistic about the job market. Lawyers and students report that questions during on-campus interviews have focused much less on the perks of summer programs. In the words of one partner conducting interviews, "There's not a cocky one in the bunch."
Summer Slots Dry Up, but Firms Still Uncertain How Deep Cuts Will Go
New York Law Journal
September 1, 2009