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Is on-campus interviewing the best system to recruit summer associates? Plus, summer associates pocketing their first real salary should look into investing instead of spending, a few law firms have hit upon a creative recruiting tool for summer associates, and more…
• Just Sign on the Dotted Line On-campus interviewing centralizes and simplifies the recruiting process for law firms lacking the time to go searching for summer associates, and it allows busy law students to apply for 30 jobs in less time than it takes to write one cover letter. But is this the best system for everyone? by Beth Hanson
• With All That New Money For many law students, summer-associate jobs hand them more money than they’ve ever earned before. But sudden money, particularly to those unaccustomed to it, is always double-edged, creating both opportunities and risks. by Robert L. Rogers • A Summer for Good Works Some law firms in the District are discovering that offering their summer associates pro bono and public interest opportunities is a smart way to draw them in. by Gabe Nelson • Try This Job on for Size Summer associates at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker get a hands-on sense of the firm’s litigation and corporate transaction work through two weeklong seminars. But in addition to the team-building and bonding that these exercises promote, the students also get a chance to interact with the firm’s partners and senior attorneys. by Jon A. Geier and Ellis M. Butler • Ready for Some Real Work? Summer associates at the Washington, D.C., office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough have an opportunity to customize their summer experience by trying a variety of different types of legal practices. by Mary Q. Lutz

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