Even after 25 years as a law firm recruiter, I’m still surprised when a summer associate decides to split a summer between two law firms. No matter how much law school and law firm career professionals advise against this, the conventional wisdom among 2Ls that a split summer is a good idea remains. Two jobs, the thinking goes, surely looks better than one, and isn’t the split a way to improve one’s chances of a job offer?

The reality is that the halves don’t necessarily equal a whole, and dividing your time between two law firms might hurt your job prospects.

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