Every year around Dec. 1, recruiters at large law firms brace for an avalanche of hundreds or thousands of resumes from eager and hopeful first-year law students seeking lucrative summer associate positions. William Chamberlain, assistant dean of Law Career Strategy and Advancement at Northwestern, recommends students look beyond the large firms to clerkships, the public sector, in-house departments and smaller law firms. The summer could even be an opportunity for students to explore their dream jobs.
Advice for First-Year Students Seeking Summer Jobs
The National Law Journal
December 21, 2007