Third-year law students have been lamenting the unfortunate timing of their entry into the job market. Now they have some cold, hard numbers to quantify their woes. The median number of offers by U.S. law firms for 2010 summer associate positions was seven, according to statistics released Tuesday by the National Association for Law Placement. That was down from 10 in 2008 and 15 in 2007. In fact, the offer rate was the lowest NALP has reported since it began gathering statistics about 17 years ago.
Summer Associate Offers Hit 17-Year Low, Says NALP
The National Law Journal
March 3, 2010