Tuesday, March 22, 2011

“Soft Bounce” in Entry Level Hiring?

From the National Law Journal:

New figures from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) show that offer rates to summer associates rose from the historic low of 69% in 2009 to 87% in 2010. That 18% increase puts offer rates back in the ballpark of the 90% offer rates of 2008, which was the last summer program season before the financial crisis hit in earnest.

Still, it’s slow growth at best. According to NALP, only 15% of law firm offices surveyed reported interviewing 3Ls, and only 40% of those that did ultimately made job offers.  Let’s hope for better times.



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