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Amid shrinking law school classes, law firms are looking for ways to capture the profession’s young talent. And this year, while firms provided their summer associate classes with the usual cavalcade of dazzling social events—like Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton’s outing to the Belmont Stakes or Paul Hastings’ trip to the ESPY Awards—it was actually Big Law’s efforts to give millennial would-be lawyers attention, work and mentorship that made the biggest impact, according to roughly 3,900 second- and third-year law school students who responded to The American Lawyer’s annual Summer Associates Survey.

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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 mtribe@alm.com. On Twitter: @TribeMeghan

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