Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Need Proof that BigLaw Summer Hiring Is Down? Here You Go

Don't kids every look at the trends? They should have studied geriatric medicine, and if not smart enough nursing.
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The lead from the blog’s report just about says it all:

“Law school students faced one of the roughest hiring seasons ever this summer, as firms cut their summer classes by an average of 44 percent.”

But via bullet-points, let us further enumerate the carnage:

  • Skadden’s hired only 79 summer associated this year, down from 223 last year;
  • Cravath’s summer class shrank by 81 percent;
  • Ballard Spahr cut its summer program entirely.
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