On-campus interviewing starts in two weeks at some schools, and early indications are that hiring at premier law firms will jump — in some cases by a lot — after plummeting this summer, according to sources at law schools and firms.
Let’s start with a couple of the bellwether firms. Cravath, Swaine & Moore will increase its summer class size from 23 now to about 75 next summer, according to three sources familiar with the matter. (Cravath hiring partners declined to comment.) Cravath shocked the market when it cut its summer class size from 123 in 2009 to just 23 summers working at the firm now. A jump to 75 doesn’t restore the cuts, but it’s something.
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