The current oversupply of new associates has sent law firms scrambling to implement short-term adjustments, such as secondments and deferrals. But the legal profession needs more than temporary half-measures, writes Harvard Law School's Ashish Nanda. The new-associate recruitment market is fundamentally broken, he says, and it has been for some time. The market needs a structural fix -- a centralized matching authority, like the one that the medical profession has been using for more than half a century.
Commentary: Lawyers Should Be Recruited Like Doctors
The American Lawyer
October 13, 2009