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As the #MeToo Movement stakes its place in legal education, law students at some of the countries top schools have pressured major law firms to do away with requiring summer associates to sign mandatory arbitration agreements that could involve sexual harassment claims. In this Instant Insights, we look at the result of the students’ efforts and the power dynamics at play.

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The power of social media in the #MeToo era once again swept into the realm of Big Law over the weekend.

Munger, Tolles & Olson reacted swiftly Sunday afternoon after its demand that summer associates submit to mandatory arbitration agreements emerged via Twitter less than 24 hours before.

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Meghan Tribe

Meghan Tribe is a reporter covering the changing face of Big Law, from lateral moves and work-from-home programs to diversity initiatives. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @TribeMeghan

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