A commission organized by NALP and charged with revamping summer associate recruiting recommends that law firms and schools adopt a system in which top firms are not allowed to make formal offers until a set date in mid-January. The report, released Thursday, is designed to address concerns over a 2L recruiting schedule that has moved into August. Firms say that interviewing so early amounts to making hiring decisions two years in advance -- and several months before firms have a handle on their year-end financial data.
Commission on Summer Associate Recruiting Recommends No 2L Offers Until January
The American Lawyer
January 8, 2010