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Everyone seems to agree that this is the craziest, most stressful recruiting season the US has seen in recent memory (and that’s saying something). More top law schools have moved what used to be autumn interview dates into late August. That has led to much debate over whether the entire recruiting season should be pushed back into the middle of the academic year. US law firms, concerned about the economy, are trying everything to manage the size of their 2010 summer class, from making all their job offers on a single day (Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom) to extending the offers on the spot at call back interviews.

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