Richard Susskind’s efforts here are commendable but incomplete. Credit where it is due: Young lawyers are often profoundly disempowered by the job-search process and Susskind appears interested in helping. But he does so in a manner that is more remarkable for what it ignores than what it addresses.
Although framed as advice for all “young or aspiring lawyer[s] applying for a new job,” Susskind simply ignores lawyers aspiring to nonprofit and government jobs. But even limiting his advice to private-sector law firms, it lacks nuance in at least two critical respects.
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