An eighteen percent increase in offer rates to summer associates appears to reflect a recovery in the legal industry. According to the Executive Director of the National Association for Law Placement, ”law firms are beginning to return to the market for new law school graduates with more confidence than they had at the height of the recession.” Read more……
March 18, 2011
May 3, 2010
Is minority representation among court clerks keeping up with the increasing number of minority graduates? The dearth of minority law clerks at all levels of the judiciary, including the Supreme Court, has prompted Congress to pressure the federal judiciary to increase its efforts to hire more minority law clerks. Why is recruiting minorities a challenge? Read more at: http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202457559757&Federal_Judiciary_Shows_Little_Progress_on_Hiring_of_Minority_Clerks
Check out the demographic profile of judicial clerks at: http://www.nalp.org/jun2008demographicprofile
Other demographic statistics: http://www.nalp.org/minoritieswomen
April 20, 2010
One attorney’s optimistic though cautious outlook on the legal job market:
“…….the real sign that things are looking up is the fact that, for instance, all five of Cooley’s first-years who started in January in San Diego are on pace to ring up at least 1,800 hours. “It’s not hard for me as a partner to sell my own time,” Rhodes said. “The better indicator of where you are as an institution is if you can fully engage fresh graduates in this economic climate.”
January 26, 2010
SCOTUSblog is now accepting applications from current law students interested in interning with us in summer 2010. Details about the position’s qualifications and responsibilities and how to apply are found on the blog.
Those students selected for the internship will have the opportunity to write, edit, and post blog content; to work closely with the SCOTUSblog team, including veteran reporter Lyle Denniston, who has been covering the Supreme Court since 1958; and to get a close-up look at the operations of the Supreme Court.
Applications received through February 20, 2010, will be considered. Hiring decisions will be made by mid-March.
October 23, 2009
The NALP Directory of Legal Employers is a widely used directory in legal recruiting. Use the NALP Directory to conduct research on prospective employers and to narrow your search to your particular interests. Information listed for legal employers includes inter alia diversity of the lawyer population; hiring experience and expected hires; hours worked and billable hours worked.