As if law students needed another reminder of the dim job market for young lawyers, NALP has published numbers regarding 2009 summer associate offers and expectations for 2010 summer programs. Not surprisingly, the picture isn't pretty. When looking at all offices of Pennsylvania firms and those firms with an office in the state, 54 percent of 2009 summer associates were given offers. There will be even fewer summer associates in 2010 to vie for a chance at those increasingly hard-to-attain job offers.
Chances of Big Law Job Offers for Young Lawyers Dismal, Numbers Show
The Legal Intelligencer
April 7, 2010