With their on-campus interviews largely wrapped up, law firms are sorting through resumes to choose the select few who will get offers to fill the diminishing number of summer associate slots.

The students lucky enough to get call backs will have 45 days to make a decision whether to take firms up on what will be scarce job offers. Exactly how reduced firm hiring will be is unclear, but New York firms, including Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Willkie, Farr & Gallagher; Kelley Drye & Warren and others say they plan to bring in smaller classes.