The year 2009 will be remembered in the annals of legal history as the great balancing act for summer associates. Summer associates "are going to have to strike a balance between being an eager associate willing to be flexible and a second-year law student desperate for an offer," says Brian Dalton, managing editor at Vault. Consultant Ari L. Kaplan notes that opportunity is the key, and provides some strategies that summer hires can incorporate to maximize their chances of gaining experience and securing an offer.
Summer Associates Can Stand Out by Balancing Fear With Enthusiasm
New Jersey Law Journal
June 15, 2009