Sending incoming associates into temporary public-interest jobs with a healthy stipend is intended to be a fiscally smart and compassionate way for law firms to handle an overabundance of young attorneys. But some recent law school graduates intent on public-interest careers worry that firms are hurting their job prospects by flooding the public-interest job market, even while they understand the situation. Recent graduate Allison Standard notes, "You can't blame the organizations for taking the free labor."
Are Public Interest Lawyers Getting Crowded Out by Deferred Associates?
The National Law Journal
June 2, 2009